The Word Among Us

September 2006 Issue

Membership Or Discipleship?

How God helped me change boats in midstream

By: Caroline Pignat

I saw her at the park a few times. We made small talk as we shared the bench. But we had never spoken about God. Recipes, sure. Gossip, yes. A great sale on school snacks, most definitely. But mentioning God, faith, or church sounded too much like "evangelizing." Besides, Catholics don't do that, right?

Some friends and I were starting up a mom's prayer group. The "stranger at the park" kept popping into my head. I mentioned it to one of my...

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