As we await on the doorstep of Christmas—the celebration of the Incarnation of Jesus Christ—I’d like to take this time to wish all of my Catechist’s Journey readers a very blessed Christmas! This is the season in which we celebrate the very heart of our faith: our knowledge that God has drawn near to his people; the Word became flesh and dwelt among us!
In Jesus Christ, the invisible and intangible God became visible and tangible for us finite human beings. As catechists, we participate in an “incarnational ministry.” Our job is to invite those we teach to see, hear, smell, touch, and taste the Lord. Through our efforts and in cooperation with the Holy Spirit, Jesus Christ continues to become visible and tangible to those we teach.
May this Christmas season re-affirm us in our ministry, and may we bring the nearness of God to all those we encounter, especially to those we teach. God bless you, and Merry Christmas!