Chapter 5 – I Believe… Creation Calls

If you happen to be someone who is following along also with the Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC) you will notice that so far in our first four chapters of the USCCA we have covered just fewer than 200 paragraphs in the CCC for the topics “Man’s Capacity for God,” “God Comes to Meet Man,” and “Man’s Response to God.”  With chapter 5 we are moving more into the details of “The Profession of the Christian Faith” and the corresponding part in the CCC for this single chapter will be right at 150 paragraphs (199-349).  It is a good place to go for deeper reflection when you get to the Doctrinal Statements.

In the meantime, Tim DeRousse, the Chapter Guide, suggests beginning the study with the video Creation Calls — are you listening? (Music by Brian Doerksen):

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One Response to Chapter 5 – I Believe… Creation Calls

  1. wth3 says:

    When considering God in our lives . . .
    I have been drawn to Simeon’s story since I heard a song by Steve Angrisano called, “Simeon’s Song.” I literally get chills every time I sing it. It is his tale of fidelity and faith in the face of suffering which draws me. The idea that he had a vision and knew that he would not die until he had seen the Chosen One is fascinating and deeply moving. I can only imagine his incredulity at having to suffer the ravages of time in pain and in hope. His patient love is a pure model for me. Anna, a widow and a prophetess, also reflects these same themes of fidelity and awe; at the age of 84.
    “Do not seek answers which cannot be given you because you could not live them.” (Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet.) Wow! To know what we cannot know is just as important as that which we can know. “The one truth is love; the one evil is to fear.” I have known this for the better part of my adult life.
    Therese of Lisieux said, “The value of life does not depend on the place we occupy. It depends upon the way we occupy that place.” It is not the constant beating down of our spirit that creates change in our lives, but, it is our response towards goodness that has the most positive effect.
    That positive response is the echo of God in us. it is the mystery of God which is confirmed in our lives and through our faith.

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