I have to say that I was not able to talk about my faith until i earnestly starting practicing my faith. I was a cradle catholic, fell away for a great many years and then returned to the only comfort I ever had, Jesus. This was through my devotion to the Divine Mercy. It impacted me throughout my soul.
I do talk to others about my faith and about the changes within my soul and in my life. I tell them about the peace I feel even when my life is a nightmare. It’s funny to me that my family just thinks I have lost my mind (they are lapsed), yet I see them watching me and what I do. So something is happening there. They cann’t figure out why I am happy so much of the time. (This is truly different than before.)
I took up making Rosaries and do this on the bus and at various places (docs, social secrutiy office, etc), many people ask what they are and why I make them. It gives me a chance to explain my devotion to Mary, ever Virgin! I started volunteering at church and really talking to people there about my faith and hearing about theirs.
The only time I have trouble is when someone attacks the Catholic Church in particular. I am not well versed on all of the things we are taught. Still I try and defend her as best I can. I love CAF and all you wonderful people. I am growing spiritually and matruing more because of all the positive feedback and for all the questions that are asked and answered. Questions that I wanted to ask and didn’t even know it. I can feel comfortable here.