I never understood how some people were estranged from their families because I truly believe in 100% forgiveness but being a Christian I now understand that sometimes it doesn’t even relate to forgiveness issues but rather other people choosing to simply not want you around because of what you represent & how they don’t want to relate. Please pray for me & my husbands family. We are going to a funeral tomorrow morning where the vast majority of the people there do not like us because we are now Christians. We’ve actually never done/felt any of the many things that we are falsely accused of & that’s because despite the fact that this is family none of them have ever gotten to know us or our heart. However, we’ve actually never, that I know of, sinned against them and have blessed them with money & time spent in helping them time and time again. Tomorrow I need to continue on that past of never having sinned against them and only helping them. I know they “feel” unloved just because we can’t relate. And at a funeral Christians can really seem unloving as they are joyful for the person passing onto heaven. God is pre-warning me that they(or more so this battle that is not against flesh and blood) are going to try to push our families buttons tomorrow out of their pain to try to make us sin. I have received texts that simply call me “judgmental & holier than thou.” We have always been there for them and I think that makes them feel vulnerable & “judged.” they know our stances without us even having to say it and they’ve chosen to reject those stances and it doesn’t hurt because I understand that they’re not rejecting me they are rejecting God. It’s so odd and I know we need the body of Christ praying for us tomorrow. Pray God helps us to minister to these family members and not be baited and sin against them. Pray also that the kids are a blessing to everyone there as well. Father God please don’t let our personalities & temptations cause harm to the kingdom. Help us to be wise with our words & know when not to speak.