During lunch, Amanda said, “Guess what Gretta was asking Nadia today at church?” I was prepared to be embarrassed, imagining all the shocking things that could have come out of my daughter’s mouth. Amanda’s information was more surprising than anything I imagined. “She asked her, ‘What is our only hope in life and death?’ and then told her the answer: ‘We are not our own, but we belong to God.’” Whew!
You see, for the past two weeks, we’ve been working through the New City Catechism as a family. You can find more info at www.newcitycatechism.com where it is described as “A joint adult and children’s catechism consisting of 52 questions and answers adapted by Timothy Keller and Sam Shammas from the Reformation catechisms.”
It’s great to see some initial results from reviewing these historic theological questions and answers with Amanda and the kids. We haven’t been particularly structured with reviewing the questions, but I’ve tried to ask each of my older kids that week’s question at least once a day, usually reviewing last week’s question at the same time. I’m not quite sure what we’ll do further down the road once we have a score of questions to review, but I’m glad to be figuring it out as we go along.
I also have to figure out how to keep Gretta from being a theological show-off.