When people you love become involved in something, you naturally take interest. When people you love become consumed by something, you naturally grow concerned. When people you love become radical about something, it’s time to voice that concern…despite the fact that the odds are they will never listen to you…despite the fact that it rips your heart to shreds…despite the fact that they don’t care how you feel or what you think, or even that they’re obsession has hurt many, many others.
When you find yourself in this situation, you must ask yourself some tough questions:
1. If you have sat quiet for the first five years, begged, pleaded, argued and prayed for the next five years and delved into reseaching their interest for the past three years…. what other options are before you, but to publically reach out?
2. If you remain quiet for the sake of keeping the peace in front of others, are you protecting the relationship or just masking the fact that it has already been destroyed by their decision to place their interest above their natural family?
3. How many family members of those at Jonestown wish they had spoken up, but kept quiet for the sake of keeping the peace? If given the chance today, how many of those family members would speak up? (900 drank the kool-ade and died that day)
4. When it is all said and done, isn’t reaching out the tougher act of love and sitting quiet the mere effortless give-up?
5. How long do you allow this person to play the martry? Ten years?
There is nothing more hurtful than someone who pretends to care with a fake smile and superficial words…but their every actions speaks louder. ~