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From the Confessions: The Small Catechism
Our blessed fathers understood this well, for they used the same form of the Lord’s Prayer, the Creed, and the Ten Commandments. Therefore, we should also teach the catechism to the young and untrained in such a way that we do not vary a syllable, not presenting or reciting them differently from one year to the next.
Pulling It Together
What a privilege we have been afforded, that God would entrust to his church the training of young disciples. Like Jesus, we might say to any child or youth, “Follow me.” Of course, they do not simply follow us to a Sunday School room where we teach them to memorize the catechism. We are showing them how we live the catechism, so that they will follow our example.
Prayer: Help me, Lord Jesus, to do my part in your church. Amen.
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