Last evening, my students took their Confirmation exam. I haven’t had a chance to correct them yet, however, I can tell from a quick glance that there are no disasters awaiting me. In previous years, I had one or two kids who left full pages blank. Not this time.
Before the exam, I gave them time to study and to quiz one another. I then told them that the Catholic faith was like a family heirloom, being passed from one generation to another and that this exam was a way of determining how ready they are to embrace that heirloom. I showed them an old Prescription bottle that goes way back to my grandfather’s days (that’s my dad filling his first prescription with that bottle back in the day). I explained that this bottle was handed down to me when I was old enough to care for it properly. I told them that if they do not pass the exam, it simply means that we need to do more work with them to help them embrace the faith that we are passing on to them.
I’ll let you know how the test scores turn out.
In the meantime, tonight is my Lenten Webinar! I hope to “see” you there!