Formation In Knowledge

Why is formation in knowledge important?

When we meet someone for the first time, we will want to get to know them. The more we know about their background, history, beliefs and values, the deeper our relationship with them is likely to be. Where there is little knowledge of another person or when it is based on superficial impressions, then the relationship is unlikely to be deep rooted and mature.

A deeper understanding of the life, death and resurrection of Christ grafts our lives to His divine life in a more stable and nourishing fashion. We slowly begin to appreciate that through Him, we are caught up in the life of the Holy Spirit and come to know the love of the Father. God draws us into His life of friendship.

But we all have questions about this: How does this happen? What does this friendship with God look like? What bearing will it have on my earthly and eternal life? Can the promises of Christ be true?

To begin to answer these questions, we need to deepen our knowledge of Christ, the Son of God. As we come to know him, we see more clearly His desire for us to share in His divine life.

Where might formation in knowledge begin?

There are many resources available to help adult lay people deepen their knowledge. Thresholds of Hope recommends Robert Barron’s Catholicism course. The video below will give you a feel of the content and the testimonies of those who have used it. The course makes no claims to be comprehensive or to deal with every matter of the Catholic faith but what it successfully achieves is the laying of some important foundations upon which adults can explore their relationship with God and become more receptive to His gift of faith.

Catholicism - word on fire

This link will give you a feel of the Catholicism course and the testimonies of those who have used it. The course makes no claims to be comprehensive or to deal with every matter of the Catholic faith but what it successfully achieves is the laying of some important foundations upon which adults can explore their relationship with God and become more receptive to HIs gift of faith.