How can we approach a family member or friend on Catholicism when our enthusiasm for our faith is often viewed negatively?
Here’s something I’ve tried; I’D LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU!
First of all I don’t try to convert; it’s not my job.
I try to approach everyone understanding that they have something to offer. We can each learn from each other.
I suggest a book exchange - this is my favorite. I ask them to send a book which they would like me to read. I promise to pray to the Holy Spirit to guide me while reading this book. I ask if they in turn would allow me to send them a book to review and ask them to pray likewise.
For nonChristian folks who are big readers & are always suggesting books for me to read, I just return the favor asking them for their intellectual & literary opinion on what I send.
*Sincerity is the key here; I really do want to hear my nonCatholic brothers’ & sisters’ opinions, & I really do want an intellectual & literary opinion from my nonChristian family & friends.
WHAT GREAT IDEAS DO YOU HAVE?