I have news for you, authentic faith is going to push some people away, anyway. And many of the damned will be perfectly content to let you expend all your limited resources on themselves without ever feeling the first “twinge.”
Here is a thought to ponder for Pollyanna Christianity....if the Church thrives on persecution, why isn’t the entire Middle East still Christian?
>>I have news for you, authentic faith is going to push some people away, anyway.<<
I have news for you, more flies are got by honey than vinegar.
If I have my choice of listening to FReeper Papertyger or St. Francis of Assisi, guess who I give more credence to?
No one is converted by someone being rude to them. I’ve lived that role. I’ve dealt with Christians who say they love me while slamming what I love. It doesn’t work, I’m still Catholic. I’ll show a person how wonderful Jesus is by my example and it’s evangelizing all the same.