Even knowing all that, and I'm a little naive, but not really - I didn't think it was going to be this hard! Or that there would be so many times when I really didn't know what to do. Even more than that - knew what should be done, but couldn't do it because 'we're the Church and we can't do that.'
This morning at Mass was the reading of the Good Samaritan. The man who was beat up by robbers, broken and practically destroyed - and no one (except the Samaritan) would help him. He was rejected by his own people and taken in by a man who he was raised to hate and stay away from. The danger (and father discussed it this morning) when we Christians aren't the ones who do the rescuing, is that people will follow their rescuer. If the 'pagan' rescues, the broken will pledge their devotion toward them. And if the Christian does, then we will gain followers for Christ.
Lord, show me the way!