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In my mind, to honor her mother and father would be to not fight, to not utter one word of rebellion against either. To love them and obey them just as the 4th commandment says.
The Fourth commandment is tied to the first commandment which places God, our eternal father, above all creation. In scripture and in our history there allowances for division between parent and child. Remember St Claire chose to follow God rather than obeying her earthly father. The same thing happened with St Francis who gave up his birthright before the town of Assisi.
"Do not think that I have come to bring peace upon the earth. I have come to bring not peace but the sword. For I have come to set a man 'against his father, a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law; and one's enemies will be those of his household.' Mathew 10:34
"He who loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me; and he who loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me. Mathew 10:37
Time will march forward and with all of our iPads and iPods we are an impatient people. I just don't see the value in causing fights, dissention and arguments. I'm not saying that will happen, I just see no value in it. This is not a deathbed conversion here and Chris is almost of age.
Won't that be a wonderful day when the more mature 19 or 20 year old enters RICA. Won't it be a great day when Chris the adult, having studied our faith and willingly entered the Church, after having obeyed and loved her parents, witnesses to her faith at the Easter vigil in front of the whole parish with her parents looking on in amazement at what they are seeing?!
You are making an assumption that she will have time to do all that, but no one knows the hour of the coming of Christ nor that our mortal death. This is why the church baptizes infants instead of requiring them to reach adulthood. If chris has come to wisdom that the Catholic church is the one established by Christ, then regardless of age reach out for her and bring her to the fold.
If God wills her parents to be Catholic then it will happen. I think it will happen out of love rather than strife, that's all I'm saying.
yes, out of love we come to the catholic church. We are called to evangelize all nations.