Saturday, September 05, 2009
... is to talk about it.
I've said it before: "Talking is most of our curriculum here."
Yesterday, a couple of Jehovah's Witnesses stopped by. They are a married couple, really lovely people, and they've been stopping by regularly ever since I first answered the door and actually conversed with them. I respect the dedication and evangelism of Jehovah's Witnesses, although of course I disagree with their conclusions.
As we were wrapping up yesterday's conversation, I offered them, in exchange for the booklet they were leaving me, a booklet of my own. Well, not mine, actually, but one from Catholic Answers called Pillar of Fire, Pillar of Truth. The tone of the conversation changed dramatically. I didn't think they were going to even take the booklet, but after further conversation, the gentleman, a savvy evangelist and a kind man, did accept it.
Last night, as I recounted the conversation to Atticus, I noticed how intently the kids were listening. What did we talk about? Sacred Tradition vs. human tradition, the origins of Sacred Scripture and the Catholic Church as guardian of Scripture, the Holy Spirit guiding and guarding the Church in unchanging doctrine, and the dangers of quoting Scripture verses out of context.
Whew -- I guess I can check off three or four weeks worth of Religious Ed topics.