[quote=Jeanette L]This is where the will comes into play. Some people have the conviction of truth but are unwilling to submit to it, for any number of reasons. Some because of pride, or fear perhaps. I know when I was confronted with finding Catholicism to be true, I was frightened. It is a completely foreign culture for me. And I also knew that I would experience persecution. Now some may say that the type of persecution I might experience is minimal because it is basically only rejection from my family and fellow Christians, and not life threatening, but it is enough that I was hesitant in committing myself to what I knew in my heart was true.
But, grace allowed me to make the choice for truth. Some people just walk away because the price is too high for them. Like the parable of the rich man who was told to sell everything and he walked away very sad. He knew Christ was the truth, but he didn’t want to pay the price of following.
Fair enough - I guess I’ve been blessed to be brought up in a Catholic family and never thought about how hard it could be for someone coming into the Faith from outside. Hats off to you :tiphat:
One only hopes that the rich young man, like yourself, at some point did find the courage to choose Christ in spite of the initial reluctance and difficulties.