Beckett: Poetry – No. 1915, Know the Catechism

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.

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