Thank you, I read the article and it is very good. I do apply these ideas every chance I can whenever interacting with others. I guess I just want all my old friends to not avoid me since I am vegan and yes Christian. I think that not sharing the same belief and understanding in regard to animals is what is so hard for me as a vegan to get through. I want that all people stop hurting animals.
I have a neighbor I went and visited yesterday late in the afternoon. She is recently widowed and lonely. She has a dog and cats, so does love her companion animals. I walk my dog by her house so she will come out to see me and my dog. I invited her over to visit and she said she will. I will not bombard her with my vegan views but just show it in appropriate ways. She does know I am vegan already.
Thanks for the encouraging words.