|The Question That Should Be Asked|
|Written by Sherry|
|Friday, 05 January 2007 07:21|
Roz Dieterich made a wonderful observation in the discussion on Osmosis, Conversion and Catholic Culture? that I wanted everyone to see:
Fr. Mike's observation on the often-missing elements of effective "silent witness" is important. In my view, too few Catholics are themselves fully converted (in the sense that our lives have been changed to be fully centered on Christ) nor are we often in the midst of true Christian community. In that situation, it's not likely that we would radiate the joy that would cause others to desire it, nor would it be comfortable for us to express our faith to others in a natural way.
The question we should ask ourselves ought not be "Do I really have to talk about Jesus to others or is it enough for me to just try to be good?" Instead, it should be, "Since God has brought me into the kingdom of his Son, is there any action I can take that will cooperate with His desire to share himself with the people in my life?"