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Thursday, March 11, 2010

The Catechism's Purpose


"Who is God? God is the Supreme Being, infinitely perfect,
Who made all things and keeps them in existence."
(Baltimore Catechism)

The Catechism presents truth, both revealed and learned through reason, so that our minds may be edified and come to greater belief and understanding. The Catechism answers questions which most rational human minds, by merit of their bodily and spiritual nature, are prompted to ask.

In the Catechism the meaning of life and death, the purpose of life on earth, the coming of the Savior, and the purpose of His Church are made clear. Man was not created to live in ignorance, but rather to share in the great wisdom of God. In eating the fruit of the tree of knowledge, however, man's intellect was thrown into confusion by the deception of evil. Now, the journey of life makes educating the mind, and forming the conscience carefully, necessary.

Man cannot live on bread alone, the teachings and promises of Christ are necessary for our existence. Our spirit longs for Christ and can only thrive then the Lord of the spiritual world promises life for the soul. Thus, the teachings of the Church presented in the Catechism are among the basic needs of the human's thirst for knowledge. The Catholic's intellect should function based on these simple truths, and thus reach the heights of wisdom, prayer, and understanding which only those who seek God can know.

I will go into more detail about the truths presented in the Catechism later... but it is important to understand that we are not alone in our search for truth. God knows that we seek truth, and He offers it to us through the Church. If today you hear His voice, harden not y
our hearts. Seek His truth in Scripture, the Catechism, and the teachings of Christ and you will find your need satisfied.

2 comments:

  1. I couldn't agree with you more Jocy. I looked forward to seeing your next post.

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  2. *grins* James! Thanks, I'm so glad to see you!

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