This is the question I have heard and will hear again on Monday evening when the young people take their Confirmation exam – I like to call it an assessment but to them it’s an exam!
I explain it this way:
This is not a matter of passing or failing to see if you’ll be allowed to be confirmed. If you don’t do well, that means that you and I have some work to do.
You and your parents have stated your intention that you want to be confirmed. This assessment tells us just how well you’re fulfilling that intention.
We want you to know and love the Lord.