I was talking to a co-worker yesterday about possibly going on Cursillo or a TEC (encouraging him moreso for a Cursillo). My co-worker grew up catholic, attended catholic grade school, high school, and then a DOC college. He is very opinionated on his beliefs, which aren't the same as mine contrary to us both being of the Catholic Faith. He doesn't beleive that Mary was a virgin, he doesn't believe in confession, he doesn't believe in the immaculate conception, and the list goes on and on and on. He asks why I believed the things I do. And sadly, I could not come up with a good answer. The only answer I could come up with was that is what I have been taught since I was a little girl and that is what I have CHOSEN to believe and follow. It's frustrating to me because I don't know how to explain it!!
My co-worker and I talked about creation and the only way I can sum it up is by the song "My Reedemer Lives". The lyrics include "who told the moon where to hide until morning" and "who told the ocean to only come this far". Not some scientist!! The only person capable of creating our beautiful earth and creating man and woman is God himself! How can you deny that??
I also asked him if there is ever anything that has happened in his life to make him think "Wow, God totally had a hand in that" and he said the birth of his daughters. Props to him on that one!
He also said he gets freaked out when people tell him they will pray for you. He doesn't get it. He said when do they pray for me? He think thinks the only place you can pray for people is at church.
The whole conversation left with me with a bitter taste in my mouth. I think he is open to hearing and seeing what other people have to say, but he will always argue what he believes and what he believes is right. All I can say, is I planted the seed, and we will see if it grows or dies.
Prayer List For Today
My Co-Worker (it will freak him out to know I'm praying for him haha)
Rob and Randy Cadwell...I had them on my prayer list about a month ago because their grandfather had passed away...sadly their other grandfather passed away this week.
The QND Pommers as they prepare for camp this weekend (I miss that part)
The Women of Cursillo #272 taking place this weekend.
Mini-TEC #56 who has their first team meeting this Sunday