My husband is lutheran and I am very Roman Catholic.
He is just as strong in his faith, and will not allow our children to be raised Catholic. He will allow me to practice whatever faith I choose though.
I have felt drawn in the past to teach Religious Ed classes at my Parish, because I feel I have had many life experiences that support my Catholic Faith that I should try to find ways to share with others.
This presents a problem though now that my children are old enough to be participating in the classes, but are not. I know that people are speaking poorly of me. All they see is that I am not bringing my children up in the faith, but yet feel impelled to teach other peoples children instead.
It is not an option for me to raise my children Catholic. I believe it is most important to keep my marriage together.
Should I step down as a teacher in this program because people are gossiping about me, and I may be setting a bad example… or should I remain to try to share with others the amazing ways Jesus has touched my life.
I feel in my heart Jesus telling me to “not worry about what others think, but only of what He thinks.” I feel Him telling me to “remain where I am planted”. But at the same time there are some very important people at the church who have made it clear to me that it is important to worry about what others think.
How do I know if I am to remain visible, or hide myself?