My mother refuses to leave her home, another sister tried convincing her to move in with her, but there was no way around it.
Thanks anyway for taking the time to share some advice.
I’ve been thinking this morning about what Jesus said. “I did not come to unite, but to divide.” I think this is what has happened to my family. In order to follow Christ, one can not just be catholic, go to mass once in a while and at the same time gossip about people, do and say mean spirited things. There has to be a whole life style change!!! There were times, when I detested calling home, because all I would get was an un-ending conversation of negative gossip, mean spirited assumptions about people, etc. By the time I would hang up, I felt horrible, sad, and if I would “dare” to let them know it was wrong of them to do this…“FORGET ABOUT IT”. I would immediately become their new victim. It amazes me, that we did not grow up like this, this all happened when we became young adults. They seem to me, like possesed-like, like I do not know these new people, they are not the ones I grew up with. All I can do is pray, pray and be careful not to become full of “myself” either, thinking that I’m any better than them. I think for the first time in my life, I’m handing this one over to the Lord. Admit I have failed in the helping of converting them, ask the Lord for forgiveness, and pray, pray for reparation. It is all I can do.