I've had a few attempts at communicating lately, too. For example, to a Christian friend of mine: "I might not be a Christian formally, but I agree with the principles by which you live your life, and I also strive to live by them."
I also am not sure if my message actually got through to her, or not. But hey, we gotta do our best.
Then the Blessed One, picking up a tiny bit of dust with the tip of his fingernail, said to the monk, "There isn't even this much form...feeling...
perception...fabrications...consciousness that is constant, lasting, eternal, not subject to change, that will stay just as it is as long as eternity."