How can it be that Catholics have all the grace of 7 sacraments, including Christ Himself in the Eucharist, but the fruit of evangelism is just not there in the vast majority of the local parishes? Why is it that at face value the local Protestant church and even the Mormons are doing a much better job of fulfilling Christ’s last instructions in Matthew 28:19 “Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations…”
Here’s a few examples:
The homilies at mass tend to be vague and general and not challenging but the local protestant pastor is fired up and wants to challenge and convert you.
The praise and worhip music at the neighborhood church has everyone singing and often on their feet while at mass it often sounds like the choir of the living dead. How many catholic music radio stations have you heard?
The vacation bible school’s at the protestant church are packed and dynamic but the local parish can barely scrape together a few volunteers to run the catholic vacation bible school.
I can’t find a catholic bible study group but have several protestant bible study options all over the place.
The voting record of the average catholic is no different than the non-christian while the average evangelical voter is much more likely to vote along the lines of catholic moral teaching.
Where’s the catholic youth groups? There are several successful protestant youth programs - some of them huge.
I just don’t get it. How can the protestants and mormons do so much with just part of the truth and Catholics do so little with the whole truth. How can this be?