The command of Jesus to spread his truth echoes in each of our hearts. As the blogs here so far have shown, there is a serious attempt by the members here of reaching out to the "lost sheep." For Jericho, it is the Jews; for me, it is my Protestant co-worker and my non-practicing catholic friends.
At UMD (University of Maryland for those who are behind) I work in the Master Control room of the business School. One of the guys there in charge of me is a Non-denominational Christian. On my first real day of work, Wednesday, I got to sit down and talk to him about one of my expertise: my school. So we were discussing my school, and I talked about the things we had to read in literature and mentioned how Freshman year lead up to the Divine Comedy. I then described the different parts of the poem, including Purgatory, which I then got into the Catholic teachings on Purgatory. My metaphor was that the soul is a pane of glass, sin is dirt. When we go to confession, we wipe off the dirt; however, there is still a smear. Purgatory gets rid of the smear, making us clean for heaven. He had never heard them before. We got into the teachings on the Trinity and the Incarnation, which he knew and believed. I talked a little about the sacraments, explaining Confession (which he seemed to like, since he said that exposing what you did bad was a good character of a man) and the Eucharist (which he himself supported in Scripture). In fact, the only things that we talked about that he differed on was the saints/Mary and Sola Scriptura. He said there was no scriptural evidence of praying through saints. I explained the praying as using a telephone: while you can just go straight to a person living near you to talk to them, it is easier to call them on the telephone. It acts as an intercessorary device. Such are the saints and Mary. They show us to Christ, who shows us to God. The other thing, of course, was trying to convince him that you need more than Scripture. It was hard, since I ran out of time. I haven't gotten to sit and talk with him since. I work again on Wed. Maybe something will happen then too.