The reason I bring this up is, yesterday while at my Wife’s Non-Denon Church. I had one of those moments. 1st of all my wife is not converting and I’m not converting away from Catholicism either. That was a sticky issue for both of us up front. With much counselling we agreed to work through these barriers. That is why it took us over 3 yrs to decide to get married.
Anyways, yesterday during the guest pastor’s sermon at the end, he asked everyone to go and lay their hands on someone that is on their mind and just go pray for them. Now only maybe a dozen or so people did this out of a couple of hundred. However, one of them was me. The man who did this, is a nice guy, he does not come across as some Holy Roller or anything. He has a newborn about a month older than my newborn and we are about the same age. He knows I’m Catholic. It was a nice gesture and I shook his hand and thanked him for thinking of me but I have to admit, I was HIGHLY uncomfortable with it. All he prayed for me was for to know Jesus loves me and that he was thinking of me in the struggles of being a new father. Doesn’t sound like much harm.
Am I overreacting here?? Is this a possible ploy for wanting me to get more involved their?? I have to admit, I have a good friend of mine who is the youth pastor their. He has pretty much given up that I would convert. He leaves me alone. So besides him, I really don’t socialize much with anyone their and I keep to myself because I don’t want to risk getting into a situation where they MAY try some type of evangelization.
Also, who do you find feels more uncomfortabe?? Evangelicals around Catholics or Catholics around Evangelicals?? I have to admit I think it’s Evangelicals around Catholics. I have seen many Catholics socialize around Evangelicals but Religion never really comes up but when an Evangelical is around a group of Catholics they feel rather intimidated and I think my wife fits into that group. How she ever married me is beyond me but she still does not like to be in a situation where she is with a group of nothing but Catholics. Unless it’s a Parish Picnic, she loves those