Have anyone ever go through this before?
I mean watching your friends or family living in sins, but unable to do anything.
E.g, a family member who isn’t Christian staying overnight with his/her boyfriend/girlfriend,
a Catholic friend who stays overnight with girlfriend in a room every weekend,
some Catholic friends who skip Masses / going to Protestant Church and thinks he fulfills Sunday Obligation, / Receiving Holy Communion after deliberately skipping Masses on weeks before, going to Protestant Bible study knowingly they have errors,
Catholic and Muslim friends who think looking at girls’ legs (in hot pants) / in bikini is okay,
Catholic friends who watch pornography,
Christians (Protestants) friends who think it’s okay to incite a bit lust to men to attract attention,
Agnostic/Atheist friends who are having fornication,
list goes on.
It sounds ideal that we as Catholic should remind them. But it reality, no one’s going to listen to me. I’m a convert, sometimes I even need to ask them about the Catholic traditions as they know more about the traditions than I do. They’re born in Catholic family, I’m born in Atheist/Agnostic (mixture) family.
For non-Christians, they have different believe and they will not listen to anything about Christians belief on what is sin and what is not.
I’ve once try to bring out topic about chastity and modesty, and I’m no “Jason Evert”, so I ended up severing my own credibility and viewed as “sexist”, “blaming women for men’s sin”, “offensive to ladies”, etc.
So in the end, I can only struggle for my own conversion (since i’m not perfect too), make sure I live my life as holy as possible (still got a long way to go since i’m still struggling a certain sins), and watch my friends and family in their condition helplessly.