We live in a culture that constantly begs for attention. Our mass media churns out the sensational to ensnare our time and our money, using reality shows, bizarre advertisements, shocking fashions, and celebrity gossip to outshout each other and grab their share of the market. Look at me! they cry in unison.
Heck, I’ve been spending a lot of my time promoting this new website and researching a whole slew of “look at me” concepts – public relations, key words, search engine optimization – all for the purpose of getting more catechists to LOOK AT US!
Now, I’m not equating our little volunteer operation of catechists sharing teaching methodologies to all the spam and junk that clogs our airwaves and inboxes. We’re trying to do what Mother Theresa advised, “Something beautiful for God…small things with great love!” But our efforts won’t make a difference if no one knows what we’re up to. So we beat our little drums and pray. Our community is growing and we are so grateful.
In this season of Lent, there is a special Someone at the center of it all Who also says, “Look at Me.” But He doesn’t shout or advertise or optimize His keywords. He whispers so gently that we have to be silent and still to hear Him speak. We persevere in the practice of our faith and try to live in a state of grace so we can discern His quiet message, see His signs, and open to His healing.
This month, as we do every month, Amazing Catechists features truly beautiful columns about sharing Jesus’ message with those in our homes and classrooms. While you’re here, take a few minutes to read our newest entries: Alex Basile’s “Can’t Wait for Friday,” Christine Capolino’s “Catholic Boot Camp?” Alice Gunther’s “A Lenten Tea,” Christian LeBlanc’s “Two-Minute Cadre,” and “Off The Reservation,” Ellen Gable Hrkach’s “NFP: The Long List,” Mary Lou Rosien’s “Adapting to the Special Needs Student,” and more.
And please do pass along our website address to your friends. Our columnists are hardworking catechists and parents, just like you – and like you, they have something beautiful to share for the glory of Our Lord. Come on in and look at us! But remember that at the center of it all, we are all…
…looking at Him.
God bless you and yours for a truly holy and peaceful Lenten season!
Yours sincerely in Christ,
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