Tuesday, April 10, 2007

The Aim of All Christian Education

I'm finishing up reading the second part of Sacramentum Caritatis for our teen discussion tonight. I'm glad we decided to meet during Holy Week and Easter Week as the readings and discussions have been conducive to a better understanding and appreciation of the Easter Triduum celebrations.

Here's a short, but meaty quote from today's reading:
The aim of all Christian education, moreover, is to train the believer in an adult faith that can make him a "new creation", capable of bearing witness in his surroundings to the Christian hope that inspires him.
The Holy Father is speaking here in the context of religious education in preparation for the sacraments, but I think he's also pointing to a larger sense of the meaning and purpose of education.

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