Just a quick question. I often have to listen to people swearing and taking the Lord’s name in vain among family and friends. I have confronted them about things like gossiping and using the Lord’s name irreverently in the past and sometimes they apologise for doing this in my presence. However, it is still is quite a frequent occurance. The thing is I feel absolutely terrible everytime when they do it because I feel that I have also sinned by not “barking” the moment it happened. I find it difficult to know when I should speak up and when its ok to let it go. These situations make me feel like a coward and sometimes I feel like I may also be sinning against the Holy Spirit by trivially sinning (by ommission) and hoping for easy absolution.
This has been getting me down lately. I try not to let such feelings make me avoid family members and friends but I am just so confused as to how to handle such situations. Any help would be much appreciated.