[quote=gracelife]Yet, another objection I am getting from someone. I can handle many objections, but have received a few lately that just want me to shrugg my shoulders and say, I don’t know. Still, I want to be able to give a decent answer.
“I could never be Catholic. Look at all the money they have. Do you really think Jesus would have his apostles living in a Palace (ie. Vatican?) I mean, what about all the poor people that could use that money. They should sell all that stuff and give the money to the poor.”
One BIG rule of Selling is this:"Sir, IF I could resolve this particular matter to your satisfaction, would you then agree to BUY, now?"
In other words, find out what the STOPPING objection is. If you don’t nail that down, you end up on a merry-go-round.
What you really want to know what resolution, in particular, would give them the “green light” to accept the Faith.
If they say many, then have them list them ALL up front.
Start from the top, and resolve each one.
However, the objection you list is resolved in the Bible.
Judas, Jesus, and Mary Magdelan got into that one.
Do you really think that the world (Poland’s Communist Party in 1985, for example) would take a pope running in and out of a cave, seriously.
Besides, if this person has ANYTHING of value, which is in excess of bare necessity for life, then they are a hypocrite.