Most serious Catholics have had this experience: all on fire for some bracing, difficult truth that seems central to our lives, we march forward in a fine, fervent frenzy, and rip a new donut hole for everyone in the room -- in service of the truth. Because, as it says in scripture, "The Lord thy God wants you to rip everyone a new donut hole."
The problem with this approach is twofold:
(1) People are generally not much swayed by the "Listen up, jerkwad, and maybe you'll learn something" approach.
(2) The truth takes a while to sink in. Not into them, but into you! Just because you think you know something, that doesn't mean you really know it. Or, it doesn't mean you know...READ MORE