I know that we all have them from time to time and some are able to completely block things out of their minds such as the background noise or even close their eyes and pray to the holy spirit for help. My question is what if none of it seems to be working?
An example would be a mother-in-law who is indifferent to the mass and wants to chit chat during mass instead of letting my wife and I focus on the Lord and why we are there. I know some will just say to let it go, pray for her, or deal with it. As of lately we have been, but to be honest it is seems to be becoming a problem at Church. Is there anything that can be done, or should be done besides dealing with it and moving on? We have spoken out politely to her to be try to be quiet, but it hasn’t worked. I think honestly that she might think of this whole mass thing is a social gathering and that bothering us in the middle of prayer is ok. Is there really anything that can be done with relation to this being a family member instead of a random person. It’s not like we are able to move pews either.