My 13-year-old daughter has a friend who’s a serious Protestant. My daughter talks with her friend about what Catholics believe and why. Today I found her reading John 6 to her friend to show her why the Church’s understanding of the Eucharist is true, and her friend’s is false. She argues very charitably, but aggressively, if you know what I mean.
I’m worried that she will do her friend more harm than good, by shaking her friend’s relationship to her church before she’s old enough to replace it with a relationship with the Catholic church. Also, as a mother, I think I’d be upset if one of my daughter’s friends was doing something analogous with her.
On the other hand, I don’t want to discourage my daughter. Obviously, I’m delighted that she understands her Faith so well, and cares so much about it. Any suggestions? Thanks.