I think evangelizing, and proselytizing are different.
As for me, I seek to evangelize (share the good news) with family first,( being that many are un-catechized) next friends ( much as the same as the former unfortunately ) and then my community!
Now trying to steal away other trinitarians :shrug: well, I don’t actively peruse such things, but a hearty discussion of faith may have that affect. I have had a few close evangelical friends convert to the Catholic faith, through discussions we have had, but they were asking questions, and I was merely giving answers, or asking them questions, in regards to their beliefs!
With that being said, my wife is a non-catholic, but a Trinitarian evangelical Christian! Her family was very anti-catholic until I was able to dispel some falsities about the Catholic faith, also her brother converted, due to much of our discussions, but they still have many reservations being that they come from a denomination ( non denomination, but they are a denomination, Calvary Chapel) that is at odds with what they perceive Catholicism to be!
I personally find it healthy to be a skeptic, if by being a skeptic, it draws you to question why you believe, what you believe, and why do others believe, what they believe, then it’s healthy, we are told to test all things, so I feel it’s good! Our faith is reasonable, so why not explore it deeply!
I give a reasonable explanation when asked about the Faith, but I am not perusing discussions on why they believe, what they believe!
It has been a bit of a problem at times, but we can focus on what we have in common in regards to faith! My wife has found that Catholics are not what her denominations say they are, but has reservations on certain things, like the Eucharist, although the priest gave a message on Christ sacrifice and offering Himself to the Father on our behalf, plus coming to the Lords table, which made her much more sympathetic to the Catholic Understanding, it is in the Transubstantiation language, where she has a problem with a physically present Christ!
My wife’s family profess Christ, and have been baptized, so the journey towards Christ Truth, is ongoing.
My family is one that is un-catechized, nominal believers, some Diest. Pro gay marriage, but thankfully anti abortion! They fundamentally believe that you are saved by your works, in a strict merit sense, and think that " if your good, outweighs your bad, you will go to heaven! "
My mom and stepfather, both were raised in fear of hell, that anything you do, will send you to hell, miss Mass, divorce, contraception and other things, but now think that " if you are good, then that’s good enough" so they don’t really have a steep theological understanding of their faith, but do have an imperfect view, as we all do to some degree! On another note, they do think that if a child is not baptized and dies, than to hell it will go! My nephews have not been baptized, and my parents want me to baptize them ( I live 3000 miles away, and I have no more vested ability than they do, so I encourage them to speak to my sister, but she thinks it doesn’t matter, and the father of her children(yep, unmarried and living together) is adamantly against it I tell them that if it is in their conscience, that they fear for his soul, than they should baptize them, my sister wouldn’t mind, and would probably prefer it so she wouldn’t have to hear about it anymore, I don’t think their father would care either, it’s just the event of the Church, that he doesn’t want to be apart of. If it was myself, or my parents who baptize, then he would just write it off as a superstitious act, that appeased everybody, so he would be for it, just to shut everyone up I suppose!
Since I am moving close to home soon, will I evangelize? You bet I will
As far as those trinitarians outside the Catholic faith, if they want to know something about Catholicism, I will gladly share, but am I pursuing them? No, people tend to ask questions, and I try to give answers when asked! Often it will be along the lines of " in the bible it says," so I sit and listen, I give reasons for why I believe otherwise in regards to interpretation and give the Church teaching, but I am not the one who is the prime mover in the discussion so to speak!