The significance of lay catechists is enormous and essential to the work of evangelization. The Salesians saw the value of having catechists as they preached and converted people in the northeastern part of India. Therein lies the need to train lay people to be effective Catholic catechists in the Indian subcontinent.
Being a Catholic catechist is an enormous responsibility. But, it is a responsibility that will change your life in ways immeasurable, learning while teaching and drawing closer to Our Maker.
Abraham is a model of prayer in that he teaches us to remain in God’s presence, allow God to approach us and hear His voice. He is an example of faith in the face of uncertainty and when all the odds seem to be against us. Lastly, he teaches us the need for interceding for others, even when people appear unworthy of compassion.
“‘Christian Prayer,’ summarizes the lex orandi [‘the law of what is to be prayed’], the life of prayer. Following the example of Jesus, the perfect model of one who prays, the Christian too is called to the dialogue with God in prayer. A privileged expression of prayer is the ‘Our Father,’ the prayer that Jesus has taught us.”
Since man is made in God’s image and likeness, there is a reflection of the Trinity in man. In God there is a relationship of knowledge and love. God also wants this relationship to be reflected among men.
The intention or end is the motive for doing the action. Aside from asking, “What did I do?”, we also have to ask “Why did I do it?”.
Evil cannot be repaid with evil. It becomes a festering wound that staves off any inkling of peace. Peace requires a process of reflection, forgiveness and complete reliance on the Holy Spirit.