The good news is that there are so many wonderful and creative ways to do faith formation in the home. Making faith a part of our family doesn’t require that we spend hours sitting in straight-backed chairs while someone reads from the Bible in a monotone voice, nor does it require a divinity degree or encyclopedic knowledge of the Bible on the part of the parents. It does require time, attention, and conversation, as we create habits that help us acknowledge Christ and his presence within our homes.
Faith involves long periods of trudging forward, punctuated by coincidences and the unexpected — and these sometimes build upon one another.
Mary shows us our own destiny as children of God and as heirs with Christ of the promises of the Father. The Blessed Virgin shows us what it looks like to be a finite creature wrapped, by grace and faith and love, in God’s own eternity.
In successive meetings, we have returned to the theology of the human person, known as theological anthropology, exploring what it means to be created in the image and likeness of God in the language of Genesis 1:26-27.
We are saved by faith alone, so our good works don't matter, right? Not so fast, grasshopper!
“Aware of our mandate to promote the deepening of communion between the churches of the Anglican Communion, we emphasized the importance of being a fully representative group, and we greatly regret that some of our members were not present. We reaffirmed the significance of the Anglican Communion Covenant for strengthening our common life.”