Today I received a phone call from a friend, a non-Christian, who was high on acid. I didn’t “preach” to her, because I knew it wouldn’t make a difference, especially considering her state of mind, but she certainly knew I didn’t approve. Please pray for her; she’s looking for fulfillment in all the wrong ways.
I also have a friend, a Neophyte, in need of prayer. He has gone through several crises of faith, and is dealing with so much doubt right now. It breaks my heart to hear him say things like that he’s unsure whether he’ll remain with the Church down the road. It’s a daily battle for him, and he’s constantly torn back and forth. Although it’s certainly not the cure-all, I do believe that much of his problem lies in his ambiguous relationship with Our Lady. He’s been exposed to several people with almost heretical views on devotion to her, and I think it’s left him jaded.
Please pray for them.