Wednesday, April 04, 2007


Which Church Father are you?

You’re St. Justin Martyr!

You have a positive and hopeful attitude toward the world. You think that nature, history, and even the pagan philosophers were often guided by God in preparation for the Advent of the Christ. You find “seeds of the Word” in unexpected places. You’re patient and willing to explain the faith to unbelievers.

Find out which Church Father you are at The Way of the Fathers!

I think that's about right. I always try and look for truth wherever I can find it -- like in poetry, for example.

But it's one of the great sorrows of my life that I don't know many "unbelievers." Although I guess it's better that those rare, wonderful souls who don't know the word but are ripe for hearing it are entrusted to people who know a little bit more than I do.


Love2Learn Mom said...

You're still a student, right? I remember thinking along those lines but being amazed at how many small opportunities there were for witnessing after I graduated. Not necessarily "unbelievers" strictly speaking, but lots of women with questions about Church teaching and such. It was so good to go to a Catholic college to help prepare for those small but significant moments. It's not just the intellectual and spiritual formation (though that certainly is important!) but also the forming of friendships and learning about what made other people "tick" that helped prepare me to relate to others.

It's such a wonderful thing to be a Catholic and experience the possibility of being a manifestation of God's love to others. (Been reading a lot of B16 lately!)

Sorry for the ramble. :)

Sheila said...

Well, I'm looking forward to graduating then. Here at Christendom there obviously aren't that many people without the Faith.

However, there are still plenty of people who need help in other ways, so I wouldn't say I'm exactly idle either.

Still, I really like it when I have a chance to share the Church's teachings with people who don't know them. I'm looking forward to more opportunities for this in the future.