A wonderful instruction from Our Lord, Jesus!
I have been raised Protestant, but I am gratefully exploring Catholicism. (I may find that it is my home). But, one thing I notice on these forums is that the Catholic answer to just about everything satisfies my soul except for its response to Mormonism. It seems Catholics just don't know what to DO with Mormons. I've also heard statistics (I believe from articles on this website) that many Catholics are converting to Mormonism.
Before we get started, please note that I am not looking for "intellectual" or "historical" reasons why Mormonism is "wrong." Two can play at that game and I do not have the mental patience at this time to sift through those "reasons."
Right now, I would like to focus on the intriguing phenomenon of just how NICE Mormons are! Don't pretend you don't know what I'm talking about. If you have any doubts, just google "Why are Christians so..." and see what the assumptions are. Do the same with Mormonism. Under "Why are Christians so..." the assumptions are "hypocritical," "miserable," "mean," "arrogant," and many other nasty words. Under "Why are Mormons so..." the assumptions are "nice," "friendly," "happy," "peaceful." I've also noticed that Mormons are much better than Catholics in practice of having kids!
In my home congregation, most conversion stories I hear are of people "noticing something" in the lives of Christians that is very mystical. They reckon they want a piece of it, and then joyously discover Christ. However, you begin to see my point that Mormons seem to have this "something" much more consistently then classical Christianity.
I consider myself an orthodox Christian, let's just get that out of the way first. But, I am also trying to be honest here. Someone please give me a good explanation for the lack of practical application among Christians and the incredible "performance" (for lack of a better word) of Mormons.
thanks in advance (I generally like this forum and appreciate it, thanks)