I plan to attempt something here that is most likely too big, too high, for me, but will allow me to post more often and at the same time grow in my Catholic faith. I do so with some trepidation, as I've often come across triumphalistic in my faith to people dear to me who do not share my Catholic faith; my intention, however, is to be strictly affirmative without being comparative. In other words, I plan to write a positive presentation of Catholicism through the dialogical literary genre (question and answer format) found within the Compendium of the Catechism of the Catholic Church without belittling the faith(s) of others (No rubbish like, "When I was a Protestant I thought that, but now I think this"). I have failed in this before, so I will be relying on my reader(s) to keep me gracious and to keep me orthodox and to keep me writing. I am also notoriously bad at not finishing what I begin, and this project may span an entire year or more. It will be a view of the Catholic faith in four parts, following the Catechism: (1) lex credendi (The Profession of Faith), (2) lex celebrandi (The Celebration of the Christian Mystery), (3) lex vivendi (Life in Christ) and (4) lex orandi (Christian Prayer).
If I discover that it is not working out as intended, I will drop it.
I do not intend to quit writing about the quirkiness of my life or quit sharing the wisdom of my children in this place, but am attempting this project as a spiritual discipline and rule for myself. I don't think it will be too boring. But I could be wrong. And I will keep it concise, covering two or three questions each day. I am also interested in using this time and this resource to create a simple q-and-a type of catechism for my children to begin memorizing. So while I will include the text of the Compendium, I will also be attempting to simplify both question and answer (and, in all likelihood, leaving some things out and combining others) for my children while remaining faithful to the text.
Above all, pray for me. And read. Push back or disagree freely - I appreciate your opinions and views, and simply your participation. And if there are resources you know, existing children's catechisms or such, then please let me know what you know.