with Puxatony Phil's prediction of an early
Spring, the season of Winter can present some
challenges to a person's body, mind and spirit.
Dreary skies, icy roads, frigid temperatures all
make for a bleak and dismal outlook and
experience. But do not despair!!! There is
always a glimmer of God's grace to be found.
This past week, I got the hat trick (yes, I'm a
I had the opportunity to spend a day with
members of the Detroit Society of Catechetical
Leaders listening and exploring the topic:
"Portraits of Jesus". Cathryn
Torgerson, our presenter, brought to life Jesus
Christ through the eyes of the four Gospel
authors. Have you ever thought of Jesus as the
Divine Warrior King (Mark), the Fulfillment of
the Prophets (Matthew), our Redeeming Savior
(Luke) or the Son who is Life (John)? Truly it
was not just an eye-opening
experience but one that flamed a need to know
more. Next came the grace bestowed on me through
the parents of our students preparing for 1st
How amazing is it that they chose to work with
their child on a chapter in their preparation
studies in order to continue a smooth flow of
lessons toward the reception of the Sacrament.
Kudos to these parents for being the best 1st
teachers their children can have. Lastly, our
Confirmation students were asked if they think
Jesus was a radical.
answers knocked my fellow catechist and me out
of our chairs. "Radical is awe- some."
(Today's definition, not Webster's.) "Jesus
was spontaneous to what was going on and evolved
with His miracles, from small to powerful,
greater impact." "He's still evolving
the people today." How's that for some 7th
blessings to you and yours,