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Dear Fred

When someone knows you are going through a tough time, and they tell you they are going to light a candal for you, what should the response be to that person since I do not agree with their religion which is the Catholic Church.

Fred's Response

I had that experience. A professor at Notre Dame, who has been a friend for thirty years, called and said he was lighting a candle for me in my sickness. I thanked him for his motive and love though being a Baptist I do not subscribe the effectiveness of votive candles. The Lord knows his motive and my need. I believe He will act accordingly. The Lord reads our hearts not our doctrine. If the candle had been another then our God then I would have objected.