I have a degree in science, and one of the most interesting things is the idea of inoculation or immunization. This is the idea is to give someone a small and weakened dose of a invasive disease, the body becomes infected, recognizes it, creates a defense system against it.  The body becomes immune, never to catch the full version of the disease.

Infected With Christ

I don’t want my kids to become immune to the faith.  I want them to be infected with the full dose of Christ. I don't want to pass onto them a dumbed down, defeated or dead version of Christianity.  I want to have a faith that is worthy of being caught by my kids.  I do not want to somehow inoculate them with some weakened variant of Christianity.  I want my kids to have a faith that fully catches on and takes root, taking over their head, their heart, and their soul.

Are You Contagious?

You can't infect someone unless you yourself are fully infected. I'm not talking about something that happened 25 years ago, at summer camp, though, that could've been a beginning. A faith that has obvious external symptoms.  A faith that you can give away to your kids is a faith that you are daily affected by.  A faith you are depending on in order to make it through your tough times, your struggles, your triumphs and joys.

More is Caught than Taught

Here is the thing, more is caught and taught. My children closely observe how I live my life.  I want to have a contagious faith.

"Only be careful, and watch yourselves closely so that you do not forget the things your eyes have seen or let them fade from your heart as long as you live. Teach them to your children and to their children after them." Duet 4:9

I want my faith to be contracted by my children and in turn to my children’s children. I want to have a faith that is worth being caught.

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