As we move into the decisive and crucial last weeks of the Congregation I have the feeling we are facing a set of difficult questions, or should I say alternative routes. Some may speak of ‘tensions’, but I prefer to use the term ‘options’, because the Congregation needs to make clear choices. One can live with tensions, but Ignatius insists that as Jesuits we have also to make choices. These ‘options’ are not wholly unrelated to the situation confronting our sisters and brothers all over the world. Here they are, without any claim of being an exhaustive list.