I don’t know exactly why this is bothering me so much but it is. Not long ago I got home and my uncle, who I live with, asked if he could borrow a couple dollars to get some beer. If he was someone who could drink a couple beers and be cool I would not have a problem with that. The only thing is he acts really out of control when he is drinking. And he told me he was going to a friends house later. Him and his friends drink together. I told him “No” but about a minuet later I told him I would give him a tall can (25oz) of beer that I had. He was happy, but mentioned that he wanted to get “Wasted” So that makes me think he just wanted to “Pre game” a couple beers and that he was going to drink later with some friends.
So after thinking about it I told him that I have to take back the two beers because it is against my beliefs to get drunk (my uncle is not Catholic) and it would bother my conscience (I did not bother to go into how helping someone else sin is a sin, I don’t think he would understand) He said its ok. But I did feel bad that I said I would give him the beers but took them back.
Well about a half an hour later he approaches me again and begs for the two beers back. I told him I cannot help anyone get drunk, and that It was not personal. He assured me that he was not going to get drunk off two beers. Maybe not but my concern is that he would drink the two beers and maybe his friends would give him more beers later, so he would get drunk. He told me nobody is going to give him any beers and went on about how it is labor day weekend and he cant even drink a couple beers and that he needed them to loosen up so he can play his guitar. I don’t really believe him when he said he is only going to drink two beers. He gets drunk with his friends on Saturday night sometimes and he told me before I took back the beers that he wanted to get “Wasted” I though about it, but I still said no in the most apologetic way I could. I really did feel bad too. So he went for the door a little angry and said that now he was going to have to go to a friends house to see if his friend will give him some whiskey. Just like a angry teenager might do :shrug: And he is almost 50 years old!
I just do not want to help anyone get drunk and be part of their sin. I do feel bad that I did initially give him the beer but took it back. That would bum anyone out. But I did do the right thing in the big picture didn’t I? He is going to do what he wants. Our beliefs are not his beliefs. All I was concerned about was myself being apart of that.