I’ve known this couple for a few years now. They’re a very sweet couple and I see them almost every day at their workplace or mine.
A few weeks before Christmas Mrs. A. asked me if I was attending church still (I attended one of their church functions once) and I told her yes, I attended the Catholic Church. Her eyebrows rose but she didn’t say anything.
A week later I received a Christmas package from them that included a phamplet. It was one of those; Who is Jesus and how can he save you? Type phamplets. Clearly marketed towards struggling Christians, new Christians, or those with no faith. I laughed it off and took it as a gesture of their concern for my soul. Mildly offensive and sweet all at the same time!
A few weeks after that I saw Mr. A. at my workplace and I asked HIM if he was attending the same church. He said no and reluctantly admitted they’re not attending any church at the moment. So I cheerfully told him if he ever felt the urge I’d be more then happy to sit with him at Mass.
He stiffened up and informed me that he was raised Catholic (and in fact was studying to be a priest) and OH the stories he could tell me about how horrible that place is.
Now, yesterday he came in and presented me with a DVD. I didn’t have a chance to look at it until after he left, we were really busy at work. It’s a DVD for struggling and/or new Christians and its intent is to teach the Good News.
I’m unsure what action to take now. They clearly know I attend church and that I’m Christian but they seem to be convinced that I’m struggling and need to be saved.
What do you think? Should I just ignore their blatant attempts to save my soul from the Fires of the Catholic Church? How should I approach this? I’m really not sure and because I’m still just studying the Church I’m really hesitant to have a face to face debate/discussion. I’m just not firm enough in my knowledge to get into that (RCIA hasn’t quite taught me anything about the Catholic faith yet).
I’m praying about this, of course, but I like hearing input from others as well. Sometimes God speaks through the internet even.