March 27, 2022
Sometimes we feel helpless, dealing with someone we love but who is making bad decisions and won’t listen. Like the Prodigal Son. Here are 5 things we can do.
- There are various relationships where one feels the other is falling away spiritually. The devil uses these situations to cause division and indifference to break the bonds, and even to cause hatred.
- These situations often call us to go from human means to divine means.
- Five acts that are found in Jesus crucified to help people when we feel helpless ourselves, are love, pray, forgive, offer and trust.
The five things we can do when we feel like we can’t do anything, when we feel helpless, to help a person who won’t listen. The first, the foundational one, is love, willing the good of the other person. The second is praying for that person, interceding for that person. The third is forgiving. The fourth is offering up the pain, with the help of Jesus’ grace, for the salvation of others. And then the fifth is trust, trust in the Lord. That act of trust draws so many graces upon the person who was making the act of trust and the person, the whole situation, for which we are entrusting to the Lord.