Hello. Earlier today I was having a meeting with partners of a Lay Movement, among which is our Parish’s seminarian (this seminarian is the “guide” of these meetings, so to speak, he is the one who broughts topics to reflect).
Anyway, today the topic of evangelization came with the Gospel (Lk 11: 37-41) and how would Jesus evangelize. We found that there are like two “methods” to evangelize:
Telling brute Truth, like some medieval Catholics did for example (or some traditionalists do today), as in, evangelize in an apologetic way, arguing for the Truth.
Being as empathetic as possible and patient, to “inculture” Catholicism in a person until she finds Truth (this is what the seminarian adscribes as “evangelizing by attraction”).
The problem is, Jesus used both ways with different people, so it’s difficult to determine where one is wrong and the other right.
And here comes the root of my problem: by my personality, I am more inclined to evangelize by method #1, while the seminarian says that only serves for people already inside the Church, that we instead should follow method #2 with
What should I do? I understand that we should be charitable to others, but, if I am naturally cold and not “conforting” and people say my natural form of evangelizing is wrong, is evangelizing not for me? I am doing something wrong by using apologetics?