There are times in our lives that we wonder why things are not going our way. Perhaps like a reverse of the Bing Crosby film "Going My Way". In some cases it may be that there seems no light to lead the way ahead. A dark night during days of living can be a great burden and can lead us to think that there will never be light again. But wait...
There will always be times when we don't agree...with something or someone, perhaps you and me, or us and another. It may even frequently happen that we don't agree. How many times have you heard someone in person or in the media speaking about a topic and been enraged by what was said? What is key to this, is both knowing what we believe to be true in the argument, but also to have a sense of serenity through the whole event.
We tend to think of "the Good Life" in images we have seen of others living a life many would desire. These are frequently scenes of wealthy living, scenes of excess and indulgences beyond the reach of many. Most of these ideas are connected to money which is able to provide for the luxury we might associate with the Good Life. But what really is the Good Life?
We send our children to catechism (or Sunday School) for a very good reason, to learn the faith we know ourselves. But this early formation cannot be seen as anything more than a beginning. This may not be the case everywhere, but it is a growing crisis in the Church as I see it. And we are all part of the transmission of the faith from one generation to the next.