Whenever we recite the Nicene Creed, we say that we believe that God the Father is the creator “of all things visible and invisible,” which means that we believe in realities that exist beyond what the eye can see. Simply put, we believe, not only in the physical world, but also in the spiritual world. This means that we are called to be open to mystery. Unfortunately, our contemporary understanding of mystery does not do justice to the biblical understanding of mystery, which is not something to be solved, but rather, something to enter into and to stand in awe of. A mystery is something that is revealed yet remains hidden, something which is known but not fully comprehended. In this episode of Pop-Up Catechesis, we explore the notion of mystery.
For more information about mystery, check out the following resources:
- Mystagogy: Becoming Progressively Aware of Mystery
- Teaching Children a Language of Mystery
- Loyola Kids Book of Catholic Signs & Symbols
- Sacramental Preparation Should Rely on a Language of Mystery
- Beyond the Catechist’s Toolbox
- Living the Sacraments: Finding God at the Intersection of Heaven and Earth