Saturday, 24 March 2012
I've fallen in love with this guy that I'm not supposed to. I can feel that he is the one for me, but I also feel like God disapproves.This wonderful guy is not a Catholic like I am, nor do we share the same outlook in life. He doesn't believe that there is a superior or "right" religion. He doesn't believe in God. His beliefs are philosophical like Taoism. He believes in the levels of enlightenment, while I believe in heaven. While I respect his views and beliefs, I desperately wish that he was Catholic.
He always tells me about his beliefs and why he rejects religions. Then I tell him about God and why He is important to me.He always tries to change me into a vegetarian. Though I agree that being a vegetarian would be absolutely beneficial, I just can't seem to give up meat, even if it is for the guy that I love. I respect the fact that he is a vegetarian though.But because of our conflicting religious aspect, we always seem to clash when the slight mention of religion comes up. I don't know what to do anymore. I honestly believe that there is no future for us together unless one of us converts -- but we both are too strong-headed to give up our own beliefs. Yet, I can't seem to give him up.Sometimes, I just wish he weren't so against my own religion, because it's as important to me as his beliefs are to him. Sometimes, I wish he was born a Catholic. Is that so wrong of me?
What encouragement and discernment can you give our sister? Have you ever been in a similar situation? What would you do in this situation?