A few months ago my protestant friend was questioning my Catholic faith and its silly old traditions as she put it. Of course I Quoted Thessalonians 2-15 of which she replied that the tradition is the Bible, I said to her it can’t be because the Bible wasn’t a tradition when it was written. We then got onto the subject of the body and blood of Christ and she said “you Catholics believe its really Jesus don’t you”. I then quoted John Chapter 6 and got the usual protestant reply -“he was only speaking symbolically”. I continued by discussing Eucharistic miracles and she said “well have you ever seen it with your own eyes?” i said it just takes faith to believe.
Anyways she finished the conversation by saying that why do we have all the different churches why cant we all be one, I left the discussion at that and continued with just general conversation. We ended our time by her inviting me to her prayer group of which I have attended once or twice but I prefer not to go.
Once or twice over the past couple of months she has invited me to go to the prayer meeting and she mentioned that she’s doing communion now. Yesterday she was quite insistent that I should go because I’m Catholic and they’re having communion.
So how do I respond to this without being too critical or dismissive of her or risking offending her you know stretching the friendship ruining any ground that I may have made.