I am a Jewish convert to Catholicism, blogging on a variety of subjects.
The motto for this blog is:
"Rejoice always, pray constantly,
give thanks in all circumstances;
for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you."
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18, Revised Standard Version, Catholic Edition.
I'd like to share something that happened less than a year after
my conversion to Catholicism.
I was on the train one afternoon when a girl in her mid-to-late teens walked into the car with some tracts, or pamphlets. She approached the woman sitting right across from me and said,
"I hope you don't mind my asking, but are you a Christian?"
"No," said the woman, "I'm a Catholic."
I didn't know whether to cry, or throw up! I wanted to say something, but I wasn't sure I had the right words. While I waited for the girl to reach me, I prayed for the right words, and for the guts to speak them.
After awhile, the girl came to me, and asked me the same question.
I answered, "Yes, I am a Christian. I'm a Catholic." It was just a little thing, but
I'll always be glad I spoke up.
You can be a Christian without being a Catholic, but you can't be a Catholic without being a Christian.