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I am surrounded only by atheists, agnostics, and fallen away Catholics, and virtually no evangelical Christians or protestants. How do I best evangelize to the fallen away Catholics and agnostics whose life infrastructure is set up based on the culture and the world?
People whose career is so important to them that they "must" use contraception because they have no time for kids.
People who have bought a mansion, and give no money to charity because they have no money left over after their mortgage payment. They also have no time to help the poor because of their career.
These are very hard obstacles to overcome. People aren't going to just quit their jobs, sell their house, and stop using contraception immediately. How do you recommend helping them slowly accept God in their lives?
Here's the challenge you have:
They probably see nothing wrong with the lives they are leading, therefore they see no "need" to change their lives at this point and no "need" for God in their lives.
Unless they come to "see" and "feel" that need, there will be no conversion. Chances are, if they are "worldly" they will see rosaries, scapulars, talks about large families (contraception) as quaint things from the past and have no meaning for them in their lives.
Preaching will not work, plain and simple, in my opinion. What you see as sharing the word of God is perceived by them as nagging.
What usually works? In my opinion and my life experience has shown me that it how YOU LIVE YOUR LIFE. Are you more joyful than they are? Are you more at peace at your core than they are? Do you actually trust God in your life or just say you do?
Bottom line: If they don't see any difference in you from what they see in the mirror, why should they change?