I stink at evangelism.

Are you familiar with the term ‘inside baseball?” Wikipedia has a good definition when it defines it as “Inside baseball describes details or minutiae of a subject so detailed or requiring such a specific knowledge about what is being discussed that they generally are not well known or appreciated by outsiders.”

I am bogged down by minutiae.

In my other life as an IT professional some people have become aware of my alternative gig as a “catholic” writer. These things happen I suppose. Couple this with the fact that I have five children (a starter family if you ask me but we got married later in life) and I have become known at work as that Catholic guy. For better and for worse. First the better. I have occasion in which well meaning and curious people ask me genuine questions about “Catholicism.” I have been asked about how to go back to confession after years of being away. I tell them of the joy and relief it brings. Sure you are nervous, but the priest has heard your story a million times I tell them and so has Jesus. Go. It is easier than you think. I have also had some good debates with informed protestants about the particulars. These are good moments when you feel the Holy Spirit working through you. That accounts for about 1%.

The other 99% I am completely out of my league.

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