Hello All. I have an issue where I could feasibly use your advice. I have a developmental disability who still lives at home. I joined the Faith and was baptised nine years ago. I’d like some advice on how I can maintain a relationship with my aunt (mother’s older sister) and godmother. My mother is from a dysfunctional family with a lot of issues. She has broken off contact with this aunt some time ago for reasons which I respect and (at least rationally) understand and agree with. However, there is a large part of me that has a special relationship with this aunt, who is the last living sibling on my mom’s side. I would also like to visit her on my own terms at least a few times a year. Because of my disability, I can’t drive and would be using specialized transportation services in my city to make the visits, which could bring up a whole set of issues. Though my aunt an uncle are active in their parish (she rejoined the faith; my uncle converted), there are still some issues and I feel compelled to pray for her salvation.
I am basically at spiritual civil war with myself over this issue, and any advice would be appreciated.