Monday, January 01, 2007
New Year's Day Fun
I spent the better part of New Year's Day snowmobiling in deep powder, trail riding, and getting stuck in the deep snow. It was fun, even when I went over the handlebars more than once. I didn't get hurt, because I landed in deep powder. Snow makes a great cushion!
I got drawn into a conversation about the Catholic Church with one of the fellows in the party. He's of the mind that the Church needs to be more progressive, and should allow pre-marital sex, abortion and just about anything else that makes people feel better about religion and themselves. He said our Pope is doing nothing to move Catholicism forward to mainstream the Church into the modern views of society.
I find it interesting that as soon as someone knows I am a traditional Catholic, they challenge the teachings of the Church. Are they looking for discussion, or do they expect me to convert to their way of thinking? Maybe they just want me to hear them lambast the Church. Not that I mind at all. It's the best opportunity to evangelize. Maybe the seeds of truth can get planted this way.