Are You Intriguing?
Recently I watched a youtube recording of Matthew Kelly’s talk from the L.A. Congress 2012. His talk was around an hour and in part of it he spoke about how Protestant faiths do a much better job of intriguing people or as I would say – drawing people in to “want more” (more of God) than Catholics do. Matthew Kelly went on to ask “as Catholics do we intrigue anyone by our faith”? In order to draw others into the Faith they have to see us live, love and work differently than what they see in the people around them. Does our Catholic Faith and our life of holiness contribute significantly to making us “look different” in the way we live each day? Do others experience the love of Christ in our daily actions? And do we work in a different way than others – not that we have to work longer but do we work harder (not just half-hearted), do we work without complaining? The more we do this the more we as Catholics will be intriguing to a world hungry for God.
1) What are characteristics of an authentic witness of Christian life (these characteristics are what the world finds “intriguing”)?
2) As catechists, how do you empower your students to be “intriguing” or how to you help your students witness their faith?