Well, I have a friend who is very mentally ill. He has been diagnosed with a few different disorders. He comes from a Catholic family, and used to practice his faith. Once he got to college, someone introduced him to the practice of magick, which is ultamtely witchcraft. From what I understand, he thinks the spirts are talking to him. He verbally attacks people whenever he feels like it, and he talks complete nonsense. He cries and throws fits like a child when people tell him what to do. He disrespects everyone, including his parents. He refuses to have anything to do with Catholicism. I asked him to go talk to his psychologist about the magick, but he started verbally attacking me. I was afraid, so I began to pray the Hail Mary. He yells YOU'RE FORCING PRAYER ON ME, STOP IT!. I was crying. I didn't know what he was going to do. He could have very well hit me. He's so on edge with his disorders.
The thing is, everyone has given up on him. Nobody is giving him the help he needs to stop practicing the magick. Everyone just thinks he converted to another religion, like he became a Baptist or something. He can and probably will end up hurting himself if he keeps it up. I feel a burden that I have to help him, but I'm extremely scared for my own safety. I read stories about all these martyrs like Maria Goretti and St. Philomenia who endured suffering for God. I don't know if God wants me to go as far as to try to bring my friend to Church. I'm very frightened, and all I am doing now is staying away and praying very hard.
Can someone help me?
Thanks and Merry Christmas