Are You A Christian?
Have you ever been asked by a Protestant, Atheist, or any non-Catholic if you were a Christian? More than likely you have. I bet you even responded with “No, I’m Catholic!” You were probably even enthusiastic about it. But, here’s what you should have said.
“Of course I’m a Christian, I’m Catholic!”
The term “Christian” means literally “Christ-like”. If you are a Christian, you imitate Christ and are Christ-like. Since Jesus Christ founded the Catholic Church and commanded us to obey Him and be like Him, then we are all Christian.
For some reason, “Christian” has been hi-jacked by Protestants and morphed into a label to exclude Catholics from. I do not think this is the original intent, but something that has occurred over hundreds of years.
The next time you get asked if you are a Christian, proudly respond that of course you are, because you are Catholic, and use the opportunity, to spread your faith as this is a perfect opportunity for Evangelization.