It occurred to me that, as catechists, we teach a different way of knowing. Certainly we teach knowledge but we also teach wisdom which is a different way of knowing. Jesus said that we are to love God with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength (MK 12:30). We are called to teach others to do just that and I think it is important to realize that the mind is only one way of knowing. What comes to mind is the phrase “taste and see the goodness of the Lord” (Psalm 34:8). Tasting is a way of knowing. We taste a meal and we know that it is good. But that knowing is more than cognitive…it is a knowing that involves our whole being.
As we look forward to our next experience of serving as a catechist, let us strive to give those we teach a taste of the Lord and help them to savor his goodness!