THE BEACH TEACHER
First Printed: 07-14-2015
The shore is saturated with Christian symbolism. The water of the ocean or lake can remind us of our baptism and how this sacrament initiated our relationship with Christ. Shells, especially scallop shells, are also associated with the Sacrament of Baptism. Early Christians used these to pour water on the heads of those being baptized. The shell is also a symbol of the apostle, James the Greater. The fish has often been used to represent Christ. Ichthys (fish) was used as an acronym from the Greek meaning "Jesus Christ, Son of God Savior." Everywhere we look on the beach we find signs that remind us of our faith and of the presence of the Lord. These brief meditations open our eyes to the wonders that surround us when we are able to rest and relax on the sands along any shore.
About the Author: Alexander J. Basile, Jr. is chairperson of the Religious Education Department at Kellenberg Memorial High School in Uniondale, New York where he oversees a staff of 23 teachers. A graduate of St. John's University in Queens, New York (Class of 1984) he has written eight other popular and highly successful works for ST PAULS including: From Teens to Twenties: Lessons Every Young Adult Should Learn; Caught by Grace: The Endless Possibilities When You Encounter Jesus; The Catholic Life: A Simple Catechism (with Thomas Huggard); A Christmas with Christ: Finding Joy Each December; The Complete Christian: A Guide to Living; The Gentle Road to Jesus: Bringing Christ to Every Classroom and Home; Lessons from the Master: Living Like Jesus; and Finding Faith in a Godless World: A Catholic Path to God. Alex has more than 25 years of classroom experience and knows how people can best be helped to know, love and practice their faith in Jesus.
Book: 123 pages
Prod. Code: 1383-9