(quote) Michelle-860764 said: Would you say something like this to a fellow Christian?
"Really, I want to assume you mean well, but you come across as if to know and understand objectively very little about the faith"
I don't think it is someone else's position in life to tell me I have less faith or understanding of faith than they do. I don't know that answer, that is why I am asking in this forum. To find out what the Church teaches about somthing like this.
Michelle, bless your heart,
These sorts of conversations get out of hand very quickly if the people discussing are not in communion as to what words mean. I do not know why this individual may have written such to you, but as for myself, I can only imagine a very limited set of circumstances in which I would say something like that explicitly to a person.
However, your immediate response you've written in your original post starting this thread shows a misunderstanding of what this individual has written to you. The quotation you've posted does not address "your" faith, it addresses "the" faith. You cannot know with an infallible certitude whether or not you have the supernatural virtue of faith, just as you cannot know with an infallible certitude whether or not you have the supernatural virtue of charity without some singular divine revelation. The supernatural virtue would be "yours"; "the" faith, by comparison, is the Church's. The faith is the common body of articles bound upon our assent by the supernatural virtue of faith (this virtue being "yours" personally).
This individual you quoted is saying that to him/her you demonstrate a lack of knowledge and understanding of this common body of articles. This is not a productive statement if, as you report, you are looking to fill your own personal lacking in this regard.
I am sorry that you were insulted by said individual. I hope that you find what you seek, as well!