Converting the Needy
A time ago, some years in fact, while at prayer, I managed to still my personal thoughts and enter into a place hard to get into, I mean the center of my heart. My thoughts turned towards the pseudo Christians those ‘wannabees’ who desire deeply with a great faith to be one with CHRIST. Poor unfortunates who having no Bread have chosen to live by, “every Word that comes from the mouth of the Lord”. Yet we know their trust in their interpreters and new bibles is unfounded and based on swirling sands that change with the wind.
In the state of prayer, deep prayer I knew from Mary our Virgin Mother how much She looked for them to come into the Church. Her words were, “they have such faith, convert them”. I wish I could and above all I wish they would.
Let me tell you of one effort. I ran into one highly regarded protestant evangelist. A leader of some kind of campus christians, a group who has an unsavory record of confining those sucked into their vortex. We got him into the Parish Church. We had a group who prayed the rosary together every week night in the Parish Church. He produced a rosary and prayed it with us. Later we were explaining what we believed happened on the Altar . As we did we were interupted by a charismatic woman who repeated what the charismatics believed in that Parish. We told him, "This is where at the words of consecration during the mass the water and wine changes into the Body and Blood. "Oh no Michael this is not true it is all symbolic".
We lost him and she is still a person of holy note in the parish.