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Tuesday, December 08, 2009

That Pretty Much Covers It

Back at the beginning of the year, when all of us on the RCIA team signed up for topics to cover, I don't think I fully appreciated the symmetry of my choices:

1) The Church
2) The Four Last Things
3) The Sixth and Ninth Commandments

That really pretty much covers the arc of life experience, eh?

7 comments:

bearing said...

I had to look up what were the "four last things." We have too many mnemonic lists in Catholicism. Seven of these, nine of those, four of this, three AND one of that, I can't keep them all straight.

entropy said...

Bearing, you could've shared for the rest of us what the "four last things" are...now I have to go look it up too. :)

Brandon said...

You can tell I'm a teacher in the middle of an ocean of grading, because my automatic thought on reading the above two comments was, "Excellent, people are looking things up."

Melanie B said...

Death Judgment Heaven Hell

Darwin said...

Actually, our book doesn't call it "the four last things", that was just me importing old-school terminology. "Our Eternal Destiny" is how the RCIA book puts it.

Zach said...

The old school terminology is awesome.

Brandon said...

One of my favorites is the Five (sometimes four, depending on how they are divided up) Sins that Cry Out to Heaven for Vengeance. You don't hear much about any sort of sins crying out for vengeance anymore, although I see they are still in the catechism.