Wednesday, August 24, 2005

The sticker says, "It is more blessed to give than to receive."

Have a little faith.
So easy to say.
Not so easy to do.

I believe we all have faith but acting upon that faith is a totally different story. How many of us act upon our faith? Now, I’m not saying to do something you don’t want to do. Forcing yourself to do something instead of being compelled to do something is not true to the action.

A week ago I was asked by my priest to consider helping with catechumens prepare for Baptism, Communion and Confirmation. He wrote me a compelling letter asking that I as well as my husband jointly assist. To punch the point, he also dotted it with an assortment of smiley and inspirational stickers which I found humorous.

Here is a list of questions that popped into my head:

1. Why me?
2. What do I have to offer a catechumen?
3. Can I commit to such a task?

Then I began the internal, spiel.

I'm not very religious. I consider myself more spiritual than religious.
I don’t think I have much to offer for a person with questions re: Christianity.
I’m not an educator.
I may not be in the neighborhood next year.

After the initial self-deprecating excuses, my husband punched me with the overall question.
“Well, do you want to do it? That’s the first question.”

Well, thanks for the cold hard slap in the face, Lrudlrick.

Do I have the courage to say yes?