In his 1979 apostolic exhortation On Catechesis in Our Time, St. John Paul II wrote, “the definitive aim of catechesis is to put people not only in touch but in communion, in intimacy, with Jesus Christ: only he can lead us to the love of the Father in the Spirit and make us share in the life of the Holy Trinity.” In these words, we catechists can perceive our humbling mission. With the challenges we face as catechists, both from the world around us and perhaps even more crucially from our own experience of our limitations and our inner brokenness, this affirmation should help us stand firm in faith, hope, and love. God, our Father, who is Love, would not ask us to do anything without giving us the means to accomplish his will.
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