Any ideas on overcoming a person’s pride?
As a convert to the Catholic faith, I had to swallow a lot of protestant pride, and admit I was wrong… on a lot of things it turns out
I find myself now on the other side of the fence, doing my best to share my Catholic faith with protestants, presenting what in my opinion is a truthful, convincing apology for the Catholic faith yet I am still troubled in overcoming the pride of the person I am speaking with.
Any ideas in helping to overcome this? I realize that the largest factor is prayer. And that this truly is the province of the holy spirit, but I can only imagine if I could find a way to help disarm pride, and soften hearts, my message could be more effective.
I am reminded of a protestant apologist I really like, Ravi Zacharias. He tells a story when he was over in Russia, presenting a case for Christ to a bunch of high-ups who had their own belief sets. At the end of his talk, a bunch lined up to speak to him, and the very first one said “Mr. Zacharias, I believe what you have told us today is the truth, but it is so hard to believe after sevenety years of believing a lie.”