Evangelizing Loved Ones – 5 Quick Tips

Evangelizing Loved Ones – 5 Quick Tips October 29, 2014

TheProdigalYouLoveAs part of the promotion for our annual webathon, the sisters at the Daughters of St. Paul are selling my book The Prodigal You Love: Inviting Loved Ones Back to the Church at a 15% discount. If you are interested, I hope you take the time to purchase my book and also make a donation to support the mission of the Daughters of St. Paul. 

No matter what your background, evangelizing friends and family is not an easy task. When engaging with loved ones who have fallen away from the Church, it is easy for us to focus on what they’re doing wrong or on what we’re doing wrong when we try to witness to them.

But the more important thing is to concentrate on God’s desire for all of us to become saints. When we allow God to purify our inconsistencies that keep us from clearly communicating Jesus to our loved ones, then we will be able to witness to them more effectively.

People outside of the Church are thirsting for Jesus. To attract others to the Church we need to allow Jesus to change us first. When we surrender to God’s transforming power in our own lives, we authentically invite others into the mystery of redemption and sanctification made available to us through Jesus present in his Church.

Five Quick Tips

1. Call for Backup – Pray to the Holy Spirit for courage and peace in interactions with loved ones.

2. Be Humble – Focus more on your faults than others’ faults.

3. Take Risks – Pray and then invite others to Bible studies, Mass, and Eucharistic Adoration.

4. Live in Jesus – Ask Jesus to love others through you when loving becomes hard.

5. Become a Saint – Saints attract others to Jesus, so ask God for the grace and desire to be holy!

Here’s a video that gives a little background on The Prodigal You Love and its connection with the evangelizing mission of the Daughters of St. Paul:

As part of the promotion for our annual webathon, the sisters at the Daughters of St. Paul are selling my book The Prodigal You Love: Inviting Loved Ones Back to the Church at a 15% discount. If you are interested, I hope you take the time to purchase my book and also make a donation to support the mission of the Daughters of St. Paul.

We are praying for you and all your loved ones.


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