I have an idea that I see nothing wrong with and I believe it could be improved and be very helpful to the Church and parents and children. What possible improvements do you see?
The idea is for priests to place a sign at each exit from church as a gentle but constant reminder to all on what might be the most important aspect of good parenting. That is the necessity of teaching by their example, the love of the whole Truth with their whole heart, mind, soul and strength. The sign could be phrased many ways, but blunt and to the point makes the most sense to me since it is not aimed at anyone in particular and there would be no need to take it personally unless someone has a guilty conscience. Something like; " IF parents are not seen by their children as loving the whole Truth with their whole heart, mind, soul and strength, then the parents are failing in one of the most important roles of setting a good example needed to be a good Catholic parent and might instead be leading their children down the road to hell because they are making it more difficult for the children to in reality accept the love of the whole truth and therefore not perish as St Paul warns in 2Thes. 2:10."
As an additional part of this idea, Priests and Bishops could publicly and privately ask ministers of other faiths to put similar signs up in their churches. They could also ask for public dialog on what is neccessary evidense of someone who truly loves the whole Truth with their whole heart so that a short letter could be made available as a handout at churches wit people from many faiths agreeing on the basics.
Can anyone truly love the whole Truth if they do not have a burning desire to help others love the whole Truth also?
Can anone truly love the whole Truth if they do not desire to know the true answer to questions raised by people of other faiths?
Can anyone truly love the whole Truth if they do not want better and better questions to ask of others to help them find the truth more quickly if they seek God’s answer to those questions?
What are some questions that will help people find quicker the whole truth? It is my opinion that whenever we “preach” to someone, stating facts, it is not until they ask themselves the right questions concerning the validity of those “facts” and what other possible understandings could be arrived at from those facts , will they actually be concinced by them when they se there is no other answer than the one we started with.So it speeds things up if we give them the facts and questions andask them if they really want God’s answer, then ask God for it…
Can you imagine Priests,Bishops or ministers of other religions saying publicly that they do not want to cooperate with others in encouraging parents to instil in their children the true love of the whole Truth that God is revealing?
Once the sheperds start to publicly and enthusiastically encourage all laity to truly love the truth, it will be harder for the complacent to continue teaching complacency by example to their children.
Once the sheperds publicly ask questions of the ministers of other faiths and make it clear that they welcome questions concerning the faith, then it will be more difficult for parents to set the bad example of not wanting to know the answers to questions of faith and what can be known with certitude, if we honestly seek the truth.
Do our priests and Bishops want to bring all into the Church? Then why would they not want to publicly ask the questions that they feel will help those who honestly seek God’s answer and then trust that people wil see through all who evade the crux of the questions?