Parents are crucial to faith formation

By Frank Wessling

Will our young people have the faith as adults? Or, same question looked at from another direction, is there enough adult faith today to draw our young people into it?
Religious faith is caught more than taught. When we experience faith in action around us, when we breathe it in as the atmosphere of life, it becomes a natural part of us. Faith, and the hope that comes with it, can then become part of our own personal culture.
For more than a generation now, the broader culture in our country has been moving religious faith from the center of life to the side, even to the edge. It is optional, not required – except as a formality in political candidates.

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