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Visit my reflection on 1-peter for a Bible Study about getting through hard times! We are all called to a life long of learning. As we are all called to continuing learning i am both a student and teacher. i am currently teaching a class on Scripture and I am participating in a Scripture Study. As our lives continue to change so must our understanding of our faith. Adult Faith Formation is an important part of our faith. There are 6 Dimensions for Adult Faith Formation.
Holy Scripture and Sacred Tradition form the core content of all adult catechesis for the Church has always considered them the “supreme rule of faith.” Scripture is a good starting point for reflecting on our faith. as is the Catechism of the Catholic Church. They both serve as a reference for the presentation of our faith. They both help adults grasp the content of the faith as well as give them the tools necessary to apply their faith to their daily lives. (paraphrased from Our Hearts Were Burning Within Us, USCCB, 1999)
In the General Directory for Catechesis it is stated, “The maturation of the Christian life requires that it be cultivated in all its dimensions:
- knowledge of the faith
- liturgical life
- moral formation
- belonging to community and
- missionary spirit
When catechesis omits one of these elements, the Christian faith does not attain full development.” (GDC #84-87)
We must present our faith to all people in various ways; through memory; through practice; through missionary works. We can accomplish this in many ways. Some very prominent ways is through the formation in liturgy, through our domestic church, in small groups and in whole community; in large groups and finally through individual activities where we can interact with the material and see how it applies in our lives.
With lent coming upon us quickly be sure to take the time to study, pray and reflect as you prepare your heart for the Resurrection of Christ.