Pop-Up Catechesis: Practicing Humility

Pop-Up Catechesis with Joe Paprocki

Being humble is definitely not in vogue these days! In fact, quite the opposite is true as celebrities, athletes, and politicians all seem determined to toot their own horns as loudly as possible. Unfortunately, humility too often gets bad press in our contemporary culture, which tends to view it as a belittling of oneself. Humility, however, is “not thinking less of yourself, but thinking about yourself less.” (C.S. Lewis) Humility is simply seeing ourselves as we really are and, as a result, being able to see others and God as they truly are. Humility is not a denial of our self-worth but an affirmation of the inherent worth and dignity of all people and a recognition of our place in that community of people. In this episode of Pop-Up Catechesis, we explore practicing humility.

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About Joe Paprocki 2748 Articles
Joe Paprocki, DMin, is National Consultant for Faith Formation at Loyola Press, where, in addition to his traveling/speaking responsibilities, he works on the development team for faith formation curriculum resources including Finding God: Our Response to God’s Gifts and God’s Gift: Reconciliation and Eucharist. Joe has more than 35 years of experience in ministry and has presented keynotes, presentations, and workshops in more than 100 dioceses in North America. Joe is a frequent presenter at national conferences including the Los Angeles Religious Education Congress, the Mid-Atlantic Congress, and the National Conference for Catechetical Leadership. He is the author of numerous books, including the best seller The Catechist’s Toolbox, A Church on the Move, Under the Influence of Jesus, and Called to Be Catholic—a bilingual, foundational supplemental program that helps young people know their faith and grow in their relationship with God. Joe is also the series editor for the Effective Catechetical Leader and blogs about his experiences in faith formation at www.catechistsjourney.com.

2 Comments on Pop-Up Catechesis: Practicing Humility

  1. Dear Joe, I just found your pop-up catechesis videos online. I wanted to just email to simply say THANK YOU! Your quick videos are a perfect addition to our homeschool morning time and will surely spark many beautiful discussions around our table. God Bless!

    • Hi Sarah! Thanks for the kind words about the pop-up videos! Nice to know that they “fit” with homeschooling formats!

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