My father, a faithful Catholic up until recently, has been putting a lot of pressure on the family, because he places hanging out with his friends and scuba diving above his family.
He needs our prayers now more than ever! Today he flat-out denied my mother’s emotional request to come back to mass with us. I am (hopefully) going to get a Miraculous Medal blessed tomorrow and will give it to him to put in his wallet, on the excuse that, I’m afraid for you because all you see is sharks underwater (they’ve even stolen fish from his hands! And he has to stab the sharks to make them go away.) and it’s really dangerous and Our Lady can help you. (for my own consolation) He really must accept this! I’ve read a lot of amazing conversions being done with the help our Our Mother. Our prayers have already been working slow but steady wonders.
He’s been off on exotic dive trips while we eat every scrap of leftovers at home, and tell him to come home but he doesn’t want to. It got to the point that my mother had to say, come home now or don’t come at all. Then we prayed and she reconsidered, because we were all afraid that he would again choose diving over us.
His excuse for not going to mass is (as he’s told my mother): that he’s gotten really close to the priest and seen more of the inner workings of the parish and didn’t like it. He’s actually spread lies around our house getting us to think less highly of our dear priest.
He needs our help so much! May God bless everybody who helps my father!!! Thank you sooo much! (His name is Dave)