Hey guys...I’m going through a rough time right now with a friend of mine from school. She’s a really good person, she’s a hard worker, and she’s respectful of my beliefs and morals as a Coptic Orthodox Christian. The one IMPORTANT thing that she’s lacking is being accepting of her faith. She is a non-practicing Catholic…so I guess you could say she’s practically an atheist. EVERY bio class, we get into several discussions about faith. We get into heated discussions like evolution, sex before marriage, dating at a young age, attending mass every Sunday- practically anything, you name it! I’m becoming frustrated because no matter what I tell her, and no matter what behaviour I model in front of her, there doesn’t seem to be anything different about her way of thinking. The conversations we have now are the exact conversations we’ve been having since the start of the school year.
Ive tried so many things…I offered to pick her up and have her attend with me our youth “faith group” held by father Pishoy Wasfy…I spoke to my father of confession and he offered to give me pamphlets on evolution…i offered to give her those pamphlets, and recently I offered to lend her a book that proves the Da Vinci Code to be phony…
I’m really getting saddened by this and now when I talk to her I have a hard time mingling with her…I don’t treat her any different but in the back of my head im reminded of her unwillingness to know God and of my failure towards reaching out to her…I know I shouldn’t completely blame myself, but there’s probably something more I could have done that I haven’t…I really need ur advice guys…im uptight …I don’t know how to deal with this girl anymore…I get overly upset when I hear about cases like this…now, I’m practically hearing this EVERYDAY...PLEASE HELP!
GB...thanks for ur time++