(Clearwisdom.net) On July 2, my wife and I went to my son's place to clarify the truth to him again. However my wife was hesitant and did not explain things clearly. Because we were not determined my son became doubtful and he was concerned that something might happen to affect his future. Thus we were not welcomed by his family and could neither study the Fa nor do the exercises freely while staying with them.

My son and his wife have a certain status in their respective workplaces. Both of them are deeply indoctrinated with the communist party's atheistic ideology and it has been difficult to get them to withdraw from the party. My grandson is a senior high school student fighting for a place in a prestigious university. He has deviated from the Fa and far away from the days when he was little and stayed with us and shouted "Falun Dafa is good", "Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good" with his innocent, childish voice.

My wife is also a veteran practitioner but she cannot let go of her attachment of sentiment towards her grandson. My son and his wife had many complaints about us. I saw that we had done poorly in clarifying the truth to them, but instead of examining my shortcomings, I lost my temper. My wife reproached me but I was not willing to accept what she said.

Upon returning home, I thought about the matter carefully. Why did we do so poorly in clarifying the truth to family members?

From the perspective of an everyday person, we became fit and healthy at our old age through practicing Falun Gong. Consequently, they don't have to take care of us and can go to work without any worries. This is actually a good thing and they should be grateful to Dafa. Yet instead of being grateful, they are afraid of this and that. Is this reasonable? After pondering over it, I realized that they are influenced by the evil regime's party culture and under pressure, they are afraid of speaking the truth. Most importantly, my wife and I have not clarified the truth to them well enough. Furthermore, my wife cannot let go of her qing towards her children. Being immersed in sentimentality, of course we would not have a good effect in our truth clarification.

Master has given us a treasure for our cultivation, that is looking within ourselves and thus improving on our shortcomings. Therefore we should really listen to Master's words. He also told us:

"From the day that a Dafa disciple takes up cultivation his whole life is rearranged. In other words, this life of yours is now the life of a cultivator. Nothing is by chance anymore, and nothing will happen just by chance. Everything on your life's journey is directly related to your improvement and cultivation." ("Teaching the Fa in the City of Los Angeles")

Hence we should often look at ourselves while walking on the path of cultivation. We should treat everything we encounter as something good. Although I have not done well in clarifying the truth to my family, I will not give up.

Eleven years have gone by and I am now a 90-year-old Dafa disciple full of vigour. Dafa has given me wisdom, health and longevity. In the past, I had many illnesses and was admitted to a hospital for treatment three times. Now I am fit and healthy. Master has purified my body. As a Dafa disciple, I must strive forward diligently on the path of cultivation and save sentient beings through clarifying the truth to them. My wife and I will work harder on our cultivation, get rid of our human sentimentality, and save our family members as well as more people.