well I am not even sure how to pray about this, but we found out that the Human Resource Officer in my husband’s office is the one who was responsible for him losing his position and taking the $800+ paycut that has ruined us financially…and while we cannot prove this there is good reason to believe it is because we are Catholic and this man has a problem with the sex abuse scandal. He is too careful to risk his own job by being obvious, but it all goes back to the office Christmas party and a conversation I was having with another wife concerning religion (in general) that was overheard by his wife. She had an attitude because I was wearing my crucifix, making a comment about the corpus being ‘creepy’ and how she did not understand many ‘Catholic’ cultural ‘traditions’ (saying the words like they were dirty words–to which I did not engage because I thot it was inappropriate), and her husband made a comment that he deliberately made within my hearing about a gift exchange where he really put down the idea of giving coffee mugs from the Dollar Store (which is what we did, along with a pound of Starbuck’s coffee and a lovely card for each and EVERYONE in the office-which was more than anyone else did!) Also they brought their young son with them, which I had no problem with as he was well behaved, but it was supposed to be adults only, and we have no children and so did not actively participate in the conversation about child-raising. The conversation at one point degenerated into discussing ‘poor’ families who have many children and cannot take care of them all and how this world is too dangerous today to trust ‘certain’ people ‘in authority’ to protect the children and so families should not have more than they can take care of. Needless to say I felt very uncomfortable sitting across the table from this couple and pretty much ended up talking to their kid all night.
How do I pray for this? My husband has been set back years in his career, and we are thousands of dollars in debt, struggling even for food and gas! How could people be so cruel? Where do we go from here? What do we do now? What do we pray for? I asked my husband for one of this guy’s business cards and I intend to place it ‘on the altar’ with the prayer intentions and light a candle at the Sacred Heart Shrine. But do I pray for conversion? or a change of heart? And this was someone my husband thot of as a friend. We are emotionally hurt too. we have had financial trouble thru the years but this is the lowest and most desperate we have ever been. and he is having a hard time looking for work elsewhere because of this too.
His two immediate supervisors have told him to not speak with ‘anyone else’ in the office but them and he was told that everytime he goes into the office now there are emails going to corporate from this man. He is trying to ruin my husband’s reputation. And this week the supervisors warned my husband not to even come into the office at all because of the stuff going on in Los Angeles apparently putting ‘some people in a bad mood’!
I ask for prayers please and ideas about what to put in my own prayers. Do you think this is a case for intercession by St. Michael? Or maybe some martyrs? St. Joseph? :shrug: