In the last issue of The Sower Fr. Cash wrote about the essential personal encounter with Jesus Christ necessary for catechists to be authentic witnesses to the transforming grace that Jesus wants to share with all the baptized. In this article he explains the obstacles that can hinder growth in that transforming grace.
Faith is not only a way of knowing, but is a gift of the Holy Spirit that transforms us as human beings. We come into a deep personal experience of the knowledge of Jesus Christ. And that faith transforms our lives. I know him, and because he has forgiven my sins, my life is transformed, just as any Christian’s life is transformed through the all-surpassing knowledge of Christ. So why doesn’t every Christian have this experience?