The halfway point of the catechetical year can be a time when catechists find their energy and enthusiasm waning. In my book, 7 Keys to Spiritual Wellness, I warn about the danger of sloth, which is not to be confused with laziness. Rather, sloth is a lack of spiritual energy. The “antidote” that I recommend is unleashing your imagination in order to reignite hope, which in turn leads to joy, which is the heart of the Gospel message.
With that in mind, take some time to unleash your imagination by reflecting on the questions in a mid-year activity called “Reigniting the Flame.” Download a free copy, and spend some time at the mid-point of the catechetical year doing this creative exercise for personal reflection or as a starter for group discussion. The questions would be a fun segment to use in a catechists’ meeting, inspiring renewed energy for the ministry before digging into the nuts and bolts of an agenda. They would also be a great addition to a spiritual gathering for catechists.
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