Uncovering the Hidden Riches of Christian History
by Lenny Esposito
People take pride in their heritage. It’s part of who they are and how they understand themselves. Our family traditions, the foods we eat, our shared celebrations and habits become valuable to us and help define us. The English hold parades on St. George’s Day and Americans will come together to celebrate the Fourth of July.
In school we are taught about our heritage. Americans learned about people like George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Abraham Lincoln–and significant events like the Continental Congress and the Civil War. Any Greek can tell you about Socrates or Alexander the Great. The French learn the exploits of Charlemagne and the theories of Rosseau.
But what about our Christian heritage?
Shouldn’t we as Christians pass to our children our spiritual heritage with the same importance and fervor as we give our cultural heritage?…