I know I’m not the only one who hears about “the call to evangelize the world” with something akin to dread, horror, and fear.
Because you know what? I have my hands full already.
Yeah, I have a passion for this. Yeah, I care. I care A LOT.
…the idea of shoving things down people’s throats, of selling them something as intimate as faith, is downright distasteful to me.
Catholic nerd-to-the-max that I am, full of knowledge and fire about my faith, and I clench up and start to go all fetal position when people in front of a microphone (or with a keyboard) start to intimate that I should be doing more than living my life the way I know I should.
Ah, but wait: maybe evangelization isn’t used car sales with a thin veneer of God. Could it be that what I’m doing is what I should be doing (however imperfectly)?
Nancy Ward has some thoughts about this. Ward has put together a new DVD project, “Sharing YOUR Faith Story,” in which she covers the process of, well, sharing your faith story.
Not only will you learn how, but you’ll learn why.
As a convert who’s asked on a sometimes daily basis for the details of my conversion (I’ve gotten good at the one-sentence version over the last 15ish years!), I’ve learned that:
(1) EVERYONE has a conversion story, and
(2) It’s good to have thought about it before you’re asked to give the details of it.
Nancy’s put together a great tool, especially if you find this an uncomfortable topic or aren’t sure how you might come off to other people.
I asked Nancy a few questions about the “Sharing YOUR Faith Story” project.
Read Sarah's interview with Nancy on Snoring Scholar