When I first encountered the word “kerygma” and realized its meaning, I have been trying to articulate one of my own. This was my first attempt, published in March 1, 2014.
- God created the world as good and humanity was its crown jewel.
- Our First Parents rejected God by breaking the only rule God gave them.
- Since then, we are all born separated from God.
- God, from the beginning, had a plan to bring us home.
- His plan came in the person of Jesus Christ, God’s only Son. The Incarnation sanctified the human body.
- Jesus suffered and died under humiliating circumstances in order to pay for our debts.
- We can unite our personal suffering with Christ’s; our suffering has redemptive value.
- Jesus came back from death. This same Resurrection is offered to his brothers and sisters, who are caught up in His Body: the Church.
- The Church is a field hospital, not a museum of saints.
- The Church is to gather up her children, as many as possible, and help them grow in strength and maturity for the Final Battle.
- Our growth in Christian perfection is the universal call to holiness.
- Christ will come again for the Final Battle. Our interior disposition and actions in life determine which side we will be on.