I asked this quesion in AAA twice but it never got answered but the 30th question about purgatory does, I don’t want to get mad or seem bitter, but this question has been bothering me for so long and I really don’t know what to do.
I don’t think I ave any devout catholics as friends, I have friends who went to catholic school with me but they don’t go to church, they don’t practice their faith, and they lead sinful lives…
At a sermon 2 weeks ago I read a bible verse in the missal my mom has… And it basically said that "if you see someone sinning and you say nothing, they will die and so will you, but if you tell them of their sins and they continue sinning then they shall die but you shall live.
I have friends that sin constantly, right in front of me, talking of lust, sex, getting drunk… And they see nothing wrong with this AT ALL, they believe in “spiritualism” but not the bible…And some other friends I think just don’t care or what ever the reason, they continue to sin.
I don’t really like saying that what they are doing is sinning because they get mad at me and even called me a “bible pusher”, I’m not ashamed of being catholic and they know I go to church, but I don’t want it to seem like i’m judging them. For instance if you object against homosexuality then you are a homophobe, I don’t like pushing my religion on others because I can tell that it irritates them and I don’t want them to be mad at me over this, and I don’t want them to stop talking about something when I enter a room or feel uncomfortable around me when they talk.
I just don’t know what to do, with this particular passage does it mean that whenever we see someone sinning we have to speak up and tell them everytime “thats a sin, stop it” because I don’t want to lose any friends because we have different beliefs.
Thanks for any help guys.