Thank you for your reply. I do not believe that building a better bridge will help. He is not likely to cross that bridge and reveal to me the drreams if any that he has. He has no desire to cross over and even consider what is waiting on the other side. He is too incapsulated within his on ideas and thoughts and opinions. I do use his own pride against him so that he may see how rediculus his perceptions sometimes are. Sometimes I show him a word from the dictionary that I think has a good definition and if it is a word that he has never heard of, he says that it is not a real word. He says it's a fabricated or just a word that someone made up because he has never heard of it before. How can I deal with that sort of close-minded thinking? He knows it is the journey and not the destination that is the best part but he doesn't even like the journey.
I was hoping you could tell me how to open his eyes to the good and hopeful things that are all around him. How I can find a prayer that will be an enlightenment, a foothold of some sort that will open his eyes and make him turn in a direction that will lead him out of the abyss he is falling into. I see his largest sin as turning away from God and all of the good things that are within his reach. He does not seek God nor the lifelines that will surly bring him about. I do not think I can talk him into turning his eyes toward the good things which are all around him. I have to figure out a way to force him in the right direction because he is not easily led. Words are my only ammunition but my words do not penetrate his defence. Is prayer the only power I can exercise over him.
Thank you Martin,
You have been helpful. Not just a sounding board that allowed my to listen to myself, but a helpful person with good feedback.