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:
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……..”
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