Continually Learning the Meaning of our Baptism

Tuesday, 12 Jun 2007

To be sure, the prophetic and apostolic Scriptures are the only authority for the Church's oral proclamation, but the primacy of oral proclamation for the creation and sustaining of faith in Christ must be clearly understood.
When a child utters her first words it is a joyous occasion for her parents. Though her voice is that of a child and her pronunciation may falter, father and mother recognize her words as their own. The words that she uses came from them. For months the child has listened to father and mother. Now she is finally beginning to speak. She is "echoing" words that she first heard in her ear perhaps a thousand times. This understanding of hearing the Word and "echoing" the Word in the confession of ...

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