One of the things my pastor and I are known for is being so positive even when something is clearly not going well at the school.
A teacher quits? Well, we’ll find another.
An aide quits? Well, we’ll save money.
The same aide comes back? Well, we missed her.
Kids leave? Well, at least they’re trying another Catholic school (or: well, there are counselors at that school, at least).
That sort of thing.
The Director of Religious Education is floored by our ability to say, well, we’ll try this instead whenever something goes wrong or to spin anything that happens as another facet of God’s will, and keep trying.
The trouble is, we’re not really doing that so much anymore.