So, I have this “friend”, but not really a “friend”, more like a friendly acquaintance that constantly blasphemes Jesus, the Catholic Church, Catholic ideology, the Holy Eucharist, by posting things/Catholic mockery memes/ blasphemous captions on their instagram posts. Like, constantly. Like literally something is really fueling this hatred for God. They posted a meme of the Pope holding the Holy Eucharist.
I know this person from a photo group that I curate, so the “friendship/acquaintance relationship” began there. They came from a protestant background, I only vaguely know their story, but they’ve mentioned something traumatic that happened to them when they were about 7 years old, and the experience of being baptized in a kiddie pool. Yes, a KIDDIE POOL. I have no idea what church they were going to, why it happened this way, or even what happened that day that was so traumatic. They claim that after that day, they pretty much rejected God from then on. I know God calls us to have mercy on people, love our enemies, love our neighbor, but, how much mercy can a Catholic show, to someone that does and says these things?
My question is, where do catholics draw the line with a friend/acquaintance that blasphemes? Do you have mercy and patience with them, or do you just walk the other way, and not associate with them?