Chapter 4 – First things first

Given the USCCB’s recent sharp criticism and action alert challenging the Health and Human Services mandate, and threats to religious liberty, it is tempting to launch right into our chapter’s section on “Challenges to Faith.”  But this journey of Fanning the Flame is first about interior conversion and spiritual renewal, so, before moving to confront the challenges (which we will get to!), what encouragement, strength, and mission is there to be found in the qualities of faith listed on pages 37-39?

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FTF is a 125th Anniversary Journey of Faith of the Diocese of Belleville through the United States Catholic Catechism for Adults.
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2 Responses to Chapter 4 – First things first

  1. Dave Richey says:

    I’ll look forward to this!!

  2. Laurie Edwards says:

    Thinking about mission, as in what these qualities of faith suggest I need to do… 1) since faith is about relationships I need to work to nurture them (both with God and God’s people) and 2) since there is content to our faith I need to put forth effort to learn. I am encouraged realizing the starting point of faith is a gift of grace. Finally, rereading the characteristics, for strength I key in on the phrase, “The Spirit assists us to be believers.”

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