"I'm going to Winterville Christian fellowship Church this morning." "Oh, why?" I asked. (For those that don't know me and my family, my knight-in-shining-armour, who is also a scientist, is not Catholic and probably, as he puts it, never will.) His response was, "I want to receive communion." He attends Mass with the girls and I most Sundays. Thinking for a moment on how to broach my next question, I asked. "If you don't believe it is really Christ's flesh and blood, why bother?" He said,"Think about that question." Me:"I did, you have questions, I have questions, it's my question" Him:"I don't believe that God changes what He has already made into something that is not meant to be something it's not." Me:"There are miracles due to the Eucharist, people have lived and died for the Eucharist. The Eucharist changes people. Why do you think Jesus Himself asked, "Does this shock you?" in your King James version?" Him:"I don't know, but it only says that in one Gospel." Me:"In John's Gospel! Besides there are books on the miracles, you just don't care to learn about them." Him:"I don't think reading a book about these things would change my mind." Me:"I can't believe you said that, you the research scientist, who reads new breakthroughs, staking your whole research on what others have learned!" Him:"I don't believe that God changes things, I just don't." Me:"But you are limiting God as the Creator of this whole world and saying that He isn't all powerful, all knowing, and able to do things that you can't conceive.? I'm gonna make coffee."
The girls and I will attend Mass alone, it doesn't happen often, but it will happen more since he went to this church another time recently and liked the pastor and told me the pastor took notice of him (there were only about 25-30 people there, duh!) and asked him about himself. Invited us all there next time and blah, blah.
Conversion is a very individual process, there might be a magic word, but I don't know what it is for my husband. We have been married for 14.5 years and he knows my convictions, but has essentially turned his back on the truth as every other protestant has that I have met. They refuse to see the truth, God's omnipotence and how small we really are in terms of what our Heavenly Father is. Nicholas from phatcatholic.......HELP!!!!!!!!!
The coffee is waiting for me....sigh