I have a friend who was following an apparition which was neither approved nor unapproved. I had read a lot about the apparition. I really wanted to tell her about the problems with this apparition and to focus on the approved ones. Mulled it over for awhile.
I asked God to help me find intelligent articles about the problems with the apparition. I did find them, prepared a kind/concerned email, and sent it to my friend. She responded saying that she is willing to accept the Church’s final ruling.
I was afraid of hurting her, of losing a friend. But I cared so much about her that I didn’t want her to be led astray. Praise God for giving me the strength to do this!