My husband and I just started going to the Catholic church during Lent. I am a returning Catholic although I was not confirmed. My husband wants to go through RCIA in the fall. I’ve been so happy to hear that as now that I am back–I can not leave my faith again. Naturally life would be easier if we both are Catholic.
My husband has been trying to deal with issues regarding his mother who is an alcoholic. I have some anger issues with her because I can’t understand how she can choose alcohol over her only son. But I’m trying to let him deal with his on issues/anger without involving mine. So, he called her yesterday…
Bottom line–she is NOT happy with his decision to join the Catholic Church. She wanted him to ask our priest if he was “saved”. She also said that she wants something to think about when she comes back from church and with all that standing/kneeling she doesn’t come back with anything to think about.
Now my husband did a VERY good job of responding to her. He told her "no I will not ask Fr. that because he preaches it and he lives it. Really our priest is the most wonderful tenderhearted priest–he’s a large part of why we have found our way home. And he said that “I always have LOTS to chew on when I come back from Mass” and “you do know that we get three readings from the bible every week and that our priest does a wonderful job in his homilies of relating that to everyday life”
Bottom line–I don’t want her to be so mean to my husband about his decision to join the Church and I’m going to have an AWFUL hard time being nice to her and letting my anger go if she keeps belittleing my faith. I’m sure she doesn’t like me anyway–she never did and I’m pretty sure that she blames me for leading her son astray.
HELP–SUGGESTIONS? :shrug: I don’t want to behave badly about this…I want to do what is pleasing to God.