My parents are very anti catholic. They believe the church is the beast, that the pope will have a large part in the “end of days” events, the church is the whore of babylon, etc.
I struggle with how to have a relationship with them. My dad nicely makes fun of christians and catholics and my mom is super passive aggressive. She won’t say anything to me, but she will talk about me behind my back. I heard from a friend of mine that she is scandalized by the picture of the pope in our living room.
They are messianic jews. They believe we are absolutely the last generation and that we should be preparing for the end.
It is tough. They focus more on that, being messianic, and helping the people in their church than their own family. They talk about how when you join the messianic movement, it seems like you have to cut off your family. They just don’t understand and they just treat you differently. It is so hard because they are the ones treating their family differently. The people who are close to strangers get more phone calls and effort than we do. The newsletter gets more time than their children.
Anybody have issues with parents? If only we could make them be who we want them to. Ahh…our kids will be saying this in 20 years too!