[quote=janman55]I am blessed with some step children and others in my life who have not been baptized but who seem to be coming to a “threshold of discussion” about God, religion, and my Catholic faith. I have prepared myself with knowledge, prayer, and a humble heart for the opportunity to share the love of God. I keep thinking that there is something I can give them to open their eyes, to start interest.
Is there anything any of you can suggest that might be a good basic place to start. We’re talking about people in the mid-20’s. The little ones are easy to start with
I know this is in the hands of the Holy Spirit, and I must be patient, but I’m searching for a tool or approach that might help this along.
ANY ideas are appreciated
First of all, congratulations. You have been given such a wonderful gift - and I speak of the opportunity to share your faith.
When this opportunity was presented to me (in much the same way you are experiencing it) I prepared myself by reaquainting myself with the Catechism. Lots of prayer. Lot of requests for help from the Holy Spirit, to keep out my ego and to let the truth of the Word be heard and not 'what Leslie thinks".
You don’t mention how old your step children are? There is really great age appropriate stuff on this website and OSV website that may help.
I found that by putting myself at the disposal of the Holy Spirit and by being willing to say “I don’t know, let’s find out together” I have at least been able to correct some thoughts and misconceptions about our wonderful CHURCH…good luck, sweetie and I am so glad you are doing this!