First, I’m worried about a family member who told me yesterday she was a fallen-away Catholic because she believed in abortion and contraception. When she told me she was a fallen-away Catholic I told her to “quit it” and I told her than abortion is an intrinsic evil, which caused her a moment’s pause. Also, I’m being urged to visit her and I don’t think that it’s a good idea to visit because we’ll probably just get into a big argument and because I don’t want to be exposed to her strange philosophies. Any thoughts on this?
Second, I have a neighbor, he’s about 8 years older than me, who wants me to take him to church with me. When I walk my dog he wants to come with me and has more than once invited himself into my husband’s & my condo. Another neighbor made a remark once about mistakenly thinking that this man was my husband. This same man wants me to bring him to church. I’m uncomfortable with this as my husband doesn’t go to church with me because he’s not Catholic and I don’t want to invite scandal by bringing this man with me to church. He has no form of transportation. I told this man that I’d find someone at church to take and bring him to church. This man is also not Catholic.
Third, the new neighbors below us are obviously unmarried - the woman told me he was her “friend” and they have 3 children, one about 6, one 10, one 3-4 years old. I don’t think the man is even listed on the lease of the apartment due to the way the woman was talking about things with me when she moved in. So I suspect that they’re living together out of wedlock as well as the woman misrepresenting who’s on the lease.
Am I just being too nosy and should I just mind my own business about these things and pray for them and do what I can to battle my own sins but for the grace of God, or are there some other choices that I could do?
I’m worried about the sin of omission here.
Thanks for listening and please pray for me.