Do you know that person who wants to be a mother for everyone? This is Zelfa’s profile, who’s portrayed by the actress Lucinha Lins, which I chose to write about in today’s post. She doesn’t have plans for herself, she doesn’t think about herself, she doesn’t worry about anything except the family she takes care of, as if this was her only purpose in life.
The problem is that no matter how much Zelfa takes care of this family, she doesn’t care for herself. The father is violent and abusive, the children are insecure and full of hatred, and the mother is insecure and weak. Zelfa wants to be the heroine of the home and all her efforts end up being in vain. They only listen to her when they need a shoulder to cry on.
This is the problem with people who think they can save others from their own selves. They don’t realize this and make it difficult for them to be saved. The more they point out their mistakes, the more mistakes they make. The more they warn them of the consequences of their choices, the more wrong choices they make.
No one saves anyone. We can point out the way for people, but it is they themselves who have to follow it. As much as we want to hold their hands and take them in the right path, the less effort they will make – after all, there is someone there cutting some slack all the time.
Zelfa represents many women who do everything to save their husbands and children, and who in return only take advantage of this to do what they want. This is just like a wife we counseled once, whose husband didn’t want anything with God, but always asked for prayers since he had financial problems.
Sincerely, sometimes, the best thing you can do for these people who feel indifferent towards God is to let them suffer the consequences of their choices. The right thing would be for Zelfa to live her faith and her life, and through it, show this. Every time she condemns idolatry in the Zac family, the more they get involved with it, deep down they look at Zelfa and think:
“You have so much faith and nothing in life… I don’t want to be like you!”
P.S. The soap opera, “The Rich Man and Lazarus” airs Monday through Friday at 8:30pm on Record TV.