The holidays are upon us again. Turkeys are thawing. Belts will be loosening. Stores will be opening. Credit cards sliding and personal debt rising.
I love the holidays and wish they were only about gratitude (Thanksgiving), preparation (Advent) and loving celebration (Christmas), but the reality is that if you live out your faith there will probably be some conflict and moments of very awkward silence.
Like that moment when your aunt tells you all the things ‘wrong’ with your Church . . . or your condescending cousin drills you on Catholic Church teaching and asks why you so ‘mindlessly’ follow it? Or when everyone encourages you to avoid talking about certain topics like abortion or politics?
Advice for Sharing Your Faith
Here are a few things that I’ve learned about sharing truth with family members:
- Pray more before you see them. Pray that the Lord would open their ears and hearts. Pray that…