[quote="Magdalena09, post:4, topic:207488"]
Interesting question... I think that God has a tendency to meet people where they are at. That is not to say I don't think every Christian should be Catholic, but the way that I see it, if people are acting on their deepest convictions, what more can you ask of them? I know quite a few people who are amazing and definitely are trying to follow God wherever He leads... but if they aren't convinced that God is leading them to the Catholic faith, then it would be dishonest of them to convert to the faith; they would be acting AGAINST what they believe God is calling them to! It is definitely an interesting question, though.
**i agree with Magdalena!
We are all called by God where we are! All who accept Jesus eventually join the Catholic Church, even if it is immediately prior to the moment of death, because the Catholic Church is the Body of Christ!
From the Mass readings today, St. Peter says;
"For we did not follow cleverly devised myths when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we were eyewitnesses of his majesty. 17 For when he received honor and glory from God the Father and the voice was borne to him by the Majestic Glory, "This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased," 18 we heard this voice borne from heaven, for we were with him on the holy mountain.
19 And we have the prophetic word made more sure (that is altogether reliable (NAB)). You will do well to pay attention to this as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts. 20 First of all you must understand this, that no prophecy of scripture is a matter of one's own interpretation, 21 because no prophecy ever came by the impulse of man, but men moved by the Holy Spirit spoke from God. (2 Peter 1:16-21)**
Sancta Maria, Mater Dei, Ora Pro Nobis Peccatoribus!