Big Surprise

I have a lovely Kindle Fire and recently discovered a remarkable free “App” called “Laudate.” (See http://www.amazon.com/AJ-Laudate/dp/B005YH5R7A/ref=cm_cr_pr_pb_i/191-4105238-6932448 ).

In any case, I was browsing around and began to read the Catholic Catechism, which can be found as a link on the “app.”

Big surprise.  I had always thought of the Catechism as a book of rules, and had never before thought of reading it through like a regular book.  To me that would have been as silly as reading the Arizona Revised Statutes from cover to cover.  Who wants to read a book of rules?

But what a shock!  The Catechism is not a book of rules.  It is sheer unadulterated absolutely exquisite poetry.  It is just beautiful.  In fact, I was blown away by its beauty.

As an example, let’s start with Chapter One:

“CHAPTER ONE

MAN’S CAPACITY FOR GOD

I. The Desire for God

27 The desire for God is written in the human heart, because man is created by God and for God; and God never ceases to draw man to himself. Only in God will he find the truth and happiness he never stops searching for……..”

(see http://www.scborromeo.org/mobileccc/p1s1c1.htm or http://www.vatican.va/archive/ENG0015/__P9.HTM )

Why had I never done this before? Why had I never tried?  What more could I read on a daily basis that could possibly matter more than the first things that this book talks about? This book holds the key to the meaning of existence — why had I not bothered to look before?

Check it out the “app” online at http://www.amazon.com/AJ-Laudate/dp/B005YH5R7A/ref=cm_cr_pr_pb_i/191-4105238-6932448

or go here for the Catholic Catechism online: http://www.vatican.va/archive/ENG0015/_INDEX.HTM

Happy Reading! Smilie: :-)

 

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