1 Peter 2:15, 16
For such is the will of God that by doing right you may silence the ignorance of foolish men. Act as free men, and do not use your freedom as a covering for evil, but use it as bondslaves of God.
There are many misconceptions about the Catholic church and faith. It is mind boggling to me how many people have preconceived notions of the church and what it teaches. I am always amazed at how easily people attack the faith and how often. My SIL said to me the other day when we were discussing this, "The devil knows the truth and he attacks it, that's why the Catholic faith is constantly being attacked and tested." I had never looked at it that way before but I completely agree with her.
In order to silence the critics, we must use our free will to defend the faith by doing that which the faith teaches us to do. We must follow Him and show how beautiful the Church is. We were given the free will to obey or disobey, follow or stray, love or hate. Let's silence our critics by loving them enough to show them the truth of the Church. We will "catch more bees with honey than vinegar". Our faith is so sweet and satisfying to the soul, let's share it with those who have not been blessed enough to experience it.
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