To all our Catechists, Parents and Teachers, a Blessed 2015!
I recently saw a sticker on a car which read, “May you be doubly blessed in all that you wish for me.” I smiled as I had no choice but to wish the driver heavenly blessings…bad drive or not!
I guess, by now, many people who have made a New Year’s resolution have either forgotten it, find it hard to keep on track, or have just simply abandoned it. The wisdom behind any resolution is to make it for one day and renew it each day. As the song goes, “One day at a time, sweet Jesus, that’s all I’m asking of you!”
As we look around at what is happening in our world today, with the many acts of terrorism and violence, it can be overwhelming. However, if we take Christ as our model then we know that there is hope, that all things are possible with God. So I pray that all Christians will make a resolution each day to come to know and understand their faith and in so doing deepen their relationship with God.
If we sit awhile and give some thought to it we will realise that if we are to follow Christ, we must have some understanding of the person who walked this earth. We must educate ourselves about the teachings of Christ.
The great activist and recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, Nelson (Madiba) Mandela, once said that education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. I believe that holds very true today for all followers of Christ.
As Christians, we have the powerful teaching of Jesus who not only taught about the love and mercy of God but who lived it, giving up his very life for the sake of humanity.
So why not make another resolution as you read this article, to find time to educate yourself about the teachings of Christ. If we truly set our hearts to it, we will be the light in the darkness, living as true Christians in thought, word and deed. We will truly become our brothers’ and sisters’ keeper.
– Sr Juliet Rajah, Directress of Catechetics, http://catechetics.rcpos.org