Thank you all for your responses! FYI. "Senior" Christian is used in the sense that I'm 60 vs. being a totally "seasoned" Christian. Smile. The insights have spurred me on in Bible study to seek answers. One of the first things your responses helped me to identify, I believe, is that I need not be surprised by the lack of positive response to my efforts from those who don't believe. I am still challenged to continue to offer the same level of love, understanding and acceptance as I offer my fellow believers, if not more. It's easy to love those who love us. Luke 6:32. I'll be posting again some notes on what I'm learning. Meanwhile, thank you again for your thoughts, referrals and encouragement. Indeed, Shalom!