Christina Coakley provides ten teaching points for a sound catechesis on Creation and Providence.
1. God cares for all his creation and guides it toward perfection. Our faith in the Father is firmly rooted in our trust that he takes care of all our needs. Catechesis on creation concerns the foundations of our human and Christian life.
2. In the opening words of Genesis we read, “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.”[i] These words are reiterated in the Apostles’ Creed confessing that God, the Father Almighty, is “Creator of heaven and earth” and, in the Nicene Creed, “of all that is, seen and unseen.” Creation lays the foundation for God’s saving plan of salvation for all mankind that culminates in the Incarnation of Jesus Christ, the new creation.