People who really know me know I’m Catholic, but most people don’t know just how committed I am from the inside out. If you came into my house, however, you’d see: statue of the Sacred Heart in the living room; lovely 16th century framed print of Mary in the dining room; statue of St. Joseph on the kitchen window, lots of spiritual reading books scattered in various room; stray rosaries hanging around, crucifixes in bedrooms, Mary statue in bedroom. Gosh, I never took an inventory like that before. Something in every room!
There are a lot of young people (I gather) on this forum, but someday we are all in this position. I just hired a lawyer and made a will for the first time, along with a POA and Health Care Directive. My lawyer now knows I’m Catholic because I asked for the Catholic version of the Health Care Directive–the one, for example, that excludes the possibility (and increasingly likelihood) of physician-assisted suicide, euthanasia, etc. It also has a statement about how Catholics view the body, the necessity of being told your true state in order to prepare for death properly, the desire for the Last Sacrament, etc. Anyway, I found this a good opportunity to witness to the faith.