When I was in high school, I knew a girl whom I will call S.
S. was quiet and shy, and she was a part of the friend-circle of Christian girls that I knew back then; I was fond of her and admired her peaceful manner. So one day, when I was speaking about her to another acquaintance of mine who did not know her, this is what I said:
“And you know, she’s a really great Christian! I mean, even though she’s Catholic.”
Cringe. I thought I was giving a compliment at the time. My understanding of Catholicism was vague and involved mostly the ideas of saints and confessionals; Catholics themselves seemed hopelessly alien to me, their worship and faith practices worthy of skepticism. In short, I was not quite convinced that they were Doing The Christianity Thing Right, whereas I was fairly certain I was Doing The Christianity…
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