Do you hide your faith from your family, friends, co-workers?
I admit that I hide or downplay my faith to certain individuals in my social circle because I know they will ridicule me for it. I have experienced ridicule from others in the past and I have to admit that I sometimes hide my faith to avoid this.
I am not proud of the fact that I am afraid to demonstrate or share my faith in public, and I pray that the Holy Spirit will give me the courage to do this in the future.
I have just read this quote of St. Josemaria Escriva:
**Nonsectarianism. Neutrality. Old myths that always try to seem new.
Have you ever stopped to think how absurd it is to leave one’s Catholicism aside on entering a university, a professional association, a cultural society, or Parliament, like a man leaving his hat at the door?**
How true is this saying!
Do you leave your Catholicism aside in your daily life, or do you proudly proclaim Christ to everyone you meet?