I hope you are all doing well and that Christ is helping you all grow with each and every day.
I am writing because I need help and guidance on what to do about a particular situation that I have. There is a particular individual that I work with, and we have talked about the topic of life and God a few times. This person was a priest in the Vatican for 40 years and after ministering about God for that long, they decided to stop and move out of the Vatican and immigrate to Canada (which is where I reside and met them at work - the work is in the public sector, so nothing related to priesthood; I am also about 30 years younger than they are). They said that they believe that there is a God out there, but whether it is the Muslim god, or the Christian God or any other god, they are not sure. I have tried to talk more to them but they seem closed off and said that they are currently not searching for any answers to questions about life. Their biggest struggle with Christianity is that the people that are supposed to be holy and representatives of the Church in the Vatican are not really as holy as they should be according to their experience, and they no longer want to tell people what to do as they have been doing for a long time. They now believe that it is better to be good to others at home (not being part of the Church) than to not do what’s right and be a representative of a denomination. I believe this weekend may be the last time I work with them (I will no longer be working at the particular location with them after this weekend) and I wanted to ask you all if there are any resources that you would recommend that I should get them (a book perhaps) that they can keep and later on when they are ready, they can open it and read it? I realize that this is late but I simply don’t know what to do in this case, and I feel that I should do something or give them something. I do not want to start a discussion here about which denomination is right and what are the issues with particular denominations because this would miss the point; I simply want to give them some kind of resource so that they can take a second look at Christ and build their relationship with Him in their heart.
May God bless you all and I look forward to reading your replies!