Over the past few weeks students at all grades and levels of the educational system have been taking all sorts of TESTS. For some it was the Common Entrance exams. For those in high or secondary school it was the CXC, SAT or promotion exams. And for our college level students their TEST came at the end of the long semester. I know of very few people who like taking TESTS. They can be a source of stress. After all so much is riding on them. Our sense of worth and value is often judged by how we perform on TESTS. I don’t think anybody goes to take a TEST and beforehand decides to intentionally fail. Everybody wants to pass! Yet not everybody passes the TEST. Based on that one TEST result the course of our lives is set. Which secondary school do we go to? Do we get promoted? Is it summer school? But instead of seeing TESTS as events for us to pass and not fail, might we see them as means by which we are being PERFECTED. So our FF for today is TESTING IS PERFECTING!