So much of the work that we do in the Church revolves around teaching doctrines: Catholic schools, adult faith formation programs, RCIA, speaker series, etc. At the same time, we feel compelled to clarify and defend our faith with clearly prepare apologetics. We buy books and curricula to help us teach the faith. We prepare lessons packed with information because we know all too well how much there is to teach. Just look at the size of the Catechism of the Catholic Church.
The problem is that we are so overwhelmed by what we teach that we’ve forgotten why we teach. Our one and only goal in catechesis, whether for children or adults, should be to inspire in them a desire to discover the mystery of our faith. To teach in such a way that the mystery is made plain, is to push people away from God and his Church.
Humbly invite people to “come and see,” then embark on a journey of discovery with them. Let us disover anew each day the mystery of God.