'When it comes to helping us measure our capacity for genuine love and compassion, our families are perfect. They show us who we really are. They will reveal if we are hateful, self-righteous or judgemental. Or if it is truly love we carry in our hearts.'
Inside is a series of questions for Catholic educators, priests and bishops designed to put the true nature of their faith to the test. It makes for an intense reflection. But God's life is at stake so it is probably worth it.
In a world that has valued personal and economic profit over keeping the life we belong to sacred, God's own word cannot be given away. Believing in God does not equate to caring for God. In terms of our collective behaviour and actions, God has been treated as nothing. And our actions was all that ever mattered.
If Catholic and Christian schools truly seek to honour God and Jesus by building environments sourced in them, then their instructions and messages should feature in the day-to-day decisions being made in staff meetings - not kept at arm's length in religion lessons. Jesus said he was the way. He is, or he isn't. If he is, the CE one will be guided by is conditional expression. No hiding now - the way of Jesus has a name.