Try Chuck Colson’s “Evangelicals and Catholics Together.” Read his book, Being The Body. I recommend this for Catholics and Protestants and everybody else.
Singinbeauty, I know you mean well. You have a kind heart and God bless you for trying.
A few weeks ago, my husband and I went to see our daughter in a concert (she lives in a different state). I had surgery a few months ago and am still recovering. My husband is doing a lot of my care plus working and housekeeping and cooking, and because of my disability check, we’re not bringing in as much money…anyway, you get the idea that he’s had a tough schedule and a lot on his mind.
Plus our 2-year old nephew was diagnosed with cancer a week before Mother’s Day. Pray for him.
My husband took a few days to drive his dad, who has a bad back, out of state for a business trip, on the Mother’s Day weekend.
They got back on Monday night, the day after Mother’s Day.
His dad (my FIL) asked my husband if he had bought mom anything for Mother’s Day.
My husband said, “No, I forgot all about it. Been kind of busy.”
My FIL told him that he should be ashamed. He said, “Your own mother is as important as Mother Mary, isn’t she?”
That hateful anti-Catholic remark came from my husband’s own father, after my husband dropped him off at his house after driving him over 2000 miles to help him out.
If a father can have that much hatred for the Catholic Church and that much resentment for his own son, who sacrifices a great deal to be a good husband, father, and son, then HOW do you think that Catholics and Protestants who don’t even know each other will ever get along and be able to work together?
I pray that what you wish will happen. I fear that the only way it will happen is massive and horrific persecution, with great loss of life, from evil anti-Christian forces. It’s already happened–the scourge of abortion that has taken over 40 million lives–yet Catholics and Protestants are still not getting along or working together much-a little, perhaps. This forum is a step in the right direction.
Oh, BTW, there’s a sequel–my 50th Birthday was the week after Mother’s Day. I still haven’t received a card, a phone call, a gift, or a dinner invitation–nada!–from my parents-in-law. So I guess my poor husband isn’t the only one who lets Hallmark holidays slip out of his memory. I’m praying to have the strength and kindness NOT to make a sarcastic remark about Mother’s Day when they finally remember my 50th birthday! I want them to see that Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament is love, not sarcasm. But I will need a LOT of strength. I don’t take it well when someone insults both the Virgin Mary and my hard-working husband, especially when that someone is his own father.