When anyone walked into my Mom and Dad’s house when I was growing up, they could tell it was a Catholic home. There was a CRUCIFIX in the living room over the doorway. There was a ROSARY BOWL sitting on the coffee table. They were simple signs of faith in our home.
Theadore Public School closed its doors in 2003. Too small to keep open said the local board. Students were to be bussed to another town.
The locals decided they wanted to have a school in town so they applied to the provincial government to establish a Catholic School and the government said OK. St. Theadore was born.
Well, that didn’t sit well with the folks who closed the public school so a lawsuit was launched that claimed, first, Catholic schools should not be allowed to accept non-Catholic students and, second the government shouldn’t pay for those students.
You’ll get more detail in a story elsewhere on this site. This is more about what happens if the case is successful.
We want numbers to verify our successes.
There are two huge problems with that sentence – and they’re found in the words numbers and our.
First, not all successes have numbers to verify them.
Second, the successes of the church are not our successes.
We need to start getting comfortable, in the first instance, with Success Without Numbers and in the second instance, with Success That’s Not Ours.