T.S. O’Rama offers:
Top 4 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Apologize for Sucking at Apologetics
1) God converts, not you.
2) Bishop Sheen said, “win an argument, lose a soul”. Fortunately, should you inadvertently win an argument, you can pray God not let you be an obstacle to their conversion.
3) John Henry Newman wrote, “Men go by their sympathies, not by argument.”
4) See number 1
To which I add
You don’t wan’t to get into a turf war with the Holy Spirit.
You follow St. Francis’s “Preach the Gospel at all times and when necessary use words.” and haven’t found it necessary yet to use words.
You had a dream where Karl Keating told you “This towns not big enough for both of us”
You believe it is important to keep the RCIA student-teacher ratio small and don’t want to accidentally increase it.
You are so inept at defending the faith that JWs and Mormons send new missionaries to your house for practice.
For me there is also the fact that ecumenical dialog seems best accomplished with a bundle of kindling and a book of matches. I leave the apologetics to those with more patience.