- Can you remember when you became “curious” about the faith – whether as a convert, revert, or cradle Catholic just waking up to mature discipleship?
- How would you explain the difference between an active and passive faith?
In your parish:
- If a newcomer walked into your parish today, curious about the Catholic faith, would someone actively welcome him? Introduce him to others?
- Who would help him answer his questions?
The Rich and the Kingdom of God
16 Just then a man came up to Jesus and asked, “Teacher, what good thing must I do to get eternal life?”
17 “Why do you ask me about what is good?” Jesus replied. “There is only One who is good. If you want to enter life, keep the commandments.”
18 “Which ones?” he inquired.
Jesus replied, “‘You shall not murder, you shall not commit adultery, you shall not steal, you shall not give false testimony, 19 honor your father and mother,’ and ‘love your neighbor as yourself.’”
20 “All these I have kept,” the young man said. “What do I still lack?”
21 Jesus answered, “If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.”
22 When the young man heard this, he went away sad, because he had great wealth.
23 Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Truly I tell you, it is hard for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of heaven. 24 Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God.”
Searching for meaning.
Empty, even though I was ‘saved’
8 thoughts on “Desperate Hunger Energized My Curiosity: Lawn Chair Catechism”
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“The divine hollow inside” is a wonderful way to describe that hole inside us. I really like that phrase. Love the concept of “lawn chair catechism,” too!
just made it up on the fly AS I was typing..:writing and thinking with my “finger tips”
On Thu, Jul 11, 2013 at 9:07 AM, joy of nine9
I was drawn to the doors of Immaculate Conception parish at 14. I was the only one in Fr Balazy’s RCIA class. He baptized me at the Easter vigil.
Then I went thru some worldly twists and turns, then returned desperately hungry. Looking back, I can say honestly that there is nothing, absolutely nothing in this world that gives peace and joy as Jesus in the most Blessed Sacrament.
right on..one of the best keot secrets…we need to get the word out