The Hem of Our Robe

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This is what the Lord almighty says: “In those days ten people from all languages and nations will take firm hold of one Jew by the hem of his robe and say, ‘Let us go with you, because we have heard that God is with you.'” Zechariah 8:23

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Our new pastor is giving mini-classes at our parish on different topics. He’s incredibly knowledgeable and well spoken. He’s worked directly with two Popes, the United Nations and the World Health Organization (WHO). When he teaches, he’s extremely convincing because he’s so learned and passionate about the faith.

When it came time for the Q & A portion of the class, a woman asked the same exact question that was on my mind: “How do you have a conversation about our faith with someone who doesn’t believe?” Like me, I think she felt ill-equipped. Unlike him, she and I aren’t learned enough to defend all the rebuttals.

My esteem for him grew even more with how he answered her.

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