My wife and I purchased a new home in a developing neighborhood about a year ago. Lately, we’ve noticed a lot JW’s and LDS going around the neighborhood knocking on doors (somehow they’ve managed to avoid any street fights with each other. Just kidding. :D) Yet for some reason no visits by either of them at our house, even though my wife is a SAHM. In fact, just yesterday my wife noticed a group of JWs canvassing the neighborhood and systematically ringing every doorbell on our street, yet for some reason when they came upon our house they would not approach it.
Now you might be thinking, “Does IanS keep a rabid Pit Bull chained up outside his front door?” Oh no, no, no, it would take more than that to scare them. However, we do keep a powerful “holy reminder” of who and what we are; it’s a beautiful statue of the Blessed Mother. I would encourage all Catholics to do this. It reminds you and all visitors that your home is truely a Domestic Church.
It’s sad, but our neighborhood is very young and trendy and we are the only ones I’ve seen with anything “Catholic” looking around their house and I know there are many other Catholics living here besides us.
I posted this under Apologetics because I think it is just one other tool we can use to profess our faith to others. Apparently, it also makes for good JW/LDS repellent. The funny thing is, we are probably the only ones in the neighborhood who would welcome them to come and talk to us. Who knows, maybe we could plant a seed that would grow and bring them home to Rome someday.
So do any of you have something like this at your home? Have you noticed the same thing?