Catholic education:Why the fear?

1 Peter 3:13-14 “who is going to harm you if you are eager to do good.But even if you should suffer for what is right, you are blessed.Do not fear their threats; do not be frightened.”

The fear have gripped the catholic education secretariat since the beginning of the so called sociology-politico crisis in the southern Cameroon.No stakeholders of education knows (state;teachers;parents;students…) were they are coming from in term of challenges and where they  are heading to in term of goals or objectives.They believed the pragmatic and cautious way to communicate is to keep silence and allow the indiscretion  and the informal to fill the gap.

The catholic education takes place in communities inspired by the spirit of Christ, who reveals God’s design for all creation.The threat , the fear is in the alternatives to any belief,the institution was resting on a set of assumptions (person centered;inclusive;rooted in gospel values of respect for life,love,solidarity,truth and justice). There might be a better explanation in the alternatives to an existing beliefs system.Established institutions found their legitimacy on beliefs that are static, eternal and absolute, that is a dangerous game.It means someone somewhere may ultimately succeed in presenting compelling evidence contrary to the established explanations.The conflict between old beliefs and new evidence exposing flaws (human reason for the death of Jesus Christ our Lord),or overturning the old beliefs entirely is mortal battle.In this struggle the exiting authority have the advantage of power which are used to defend to death the old beliefs and institutions.

Our Lord himself said in the book of MATTHEW chapter 5, verse 37 “But let your, YES be YES, and your NO be NO, whatever is more than these is of the evil one.”


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