I’m sure that by now you’ve seen the Verizon commercials with the message “It’s the Network,” showing people on Verizon wireless phones backed up by a huge crowd of Verizon workers who represent their support network. The message is clear: wherever you go, the network is there with you.
It occurred to me as I was talking with a group of catechists last night at a faith formation session, that we can think of Catholic Tradition as our “network.” When we catechists go into our teaching environment, we do not go alone. We stand on the shoulders of the apostolic Tradition – the teaching that has been handed down to us from the time of the apostles. We also have the Communion of Saints with us..truly “the most reliable network!”
It’s a nice image to have in our heads when we venture into our classrooms and wouldn’t be a bad image to share with those we teach as well! Have a nice weekend!