In a conversation with my non-catholic, non-baptised husband we were discussing a sermon from his Presbyterian Church about faith apart from the law…
…long story short it came down to this belief of ‘you don’t need the law, you don’t need rules, you don’t need the church, all you need is personal relationship with Jesus’.
So I flat out asked him, “Do you think I don’t have personal relationship with Jesus?”
And he said “No, I don’t think you do”. He basically said because I pray with/to/through Mary and the Saints that I somehow don’t have a relationship with Jesus.
I’m heartbroken - not only am I insulted by what he said but I am feeling that obviously I am not witnessing to him of my relationship with Christ. Futher to that I now feel my own husband doesn’t even know me! But that’s not the topic here…
Nevermind the hours I spend in silent prayer, scripture reading, and other faith education activities - I go to Mass every single week (he accompanies me occasionally) and receive Christ - Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity - into my own body. I am IN COMMUNION with Christ, physically and spiritually. How much more personal can you get?
My husband on the other hand might attend Church once or twice a month, isn’t baptised, doesn’t believe the Church is Christ’s bride, does no bible study, participates in no church groups/activities - yet somehow he has a more personal relationship with Jesus?
Non-Catholics - can you flesh this out for me? Why would my husband think I don’t have a personal relationship with Jesus and how am I supposed to demonstrate that I do?