This poem is inspired by Rev. Jonathan Fisk’s book, Echo.
The Catechism is the basics
to our Lutheran Confession, —
the building blocks to faith.
Do not forget its form.
The master does not graduate
from the basics of his craft;
instead, he is a master of them
and forsakes them not.
The musician does not graduate
from major and minor scales;
she becomes a master of them
by returning to them daily.
Thus, you do not graduate catechism;
rather, become a master of these basics
that inform and sustain your faith,
the cornerstone of your Confession.