(Minghui.org) A few days ago, a colleague knocked at my door. I invited him inside, but he looked very strained and declined. When I asked what I could do for him, he hesitantly asked me if I had filed a criminal complaint against the former Chinese Communist Party leader Jiang Zemin.

I had just answered that I did when my husband cut in. He told the man in a serious tone, “Please tell whoever sent you here that I fully support my wife in suing Jiang Zemin. It's not illegal to sue someone, is it?”

My coworker responded, “Okay, but please remember to live your life well and don't cause trouble for others.”

"It's not us who are causing trouble," my husband said. "It was them, the CCP, who caused trouble for us!"

My coworker looked embarrassed and left without another word. Someone informed me later that he reported the incident to the managers at my workplace. They told him that they would not send anyone to our home in the future to avoid embarrassment.

Wrong to Hide Dafa Work

I was very pleased with my husband's righteous act, especially because he was not a practitioner. Over the past decade, I have been arrested multiple times for practicing Falun Gong. As a result, my husband suffered as well. I did not want him to feel additional pressure, so I rarely brought up what I suffered while I was detained.

When I worked on Dafa projects, I tried to hide them from him. Occasionally, he would pretend not to see me doing work for Dafa. I never talked with him about the projects I was doing, because I was afraid that he would become too scared and not let me practice.

After a while, I realized that I was wrong: I had not projected a positive image of Dafa to my husband by hiding the truth from him. I was still at the stage of personal cultivation, and I was being selfish. I did not put saving people as a priority.

Dafa practitioners know from the Fa that everyone in today's world came to this world to attain the Fa. Thus, our family members are not ordinary lives. They chose to be our family members so that we can save them. They must have had righteous thoughts toward Dafa. Thus, it is our duty as practitioners to let our family members know the facts.

Once I realized this, I became far less secretive when I dealt with my husband. Though I would still watch what I said, I no longer hid my projects from him. He soon became accustomed to seeing me working on them.

Criminal Complaint Against Jiang Zemin

When I worked on my criminal complaint against Jiang Zemin, the former head of the Chinese communist regime who started the persecution of Falun Gong, I showed my husband what I had written. It was a long letter about how I was persecuted. He gave it his full attention. I also downloaded several more complaint letters from the Minghui website that were prepared by fellow practitioners in our area, including some whom my husband knew. He carefully read each and every one.

I soon noticed multiple changes in my husband after he read those letters. He used to always tell me, “Pay attention to your safety,” and “The evil forces are strong.” Instead, he became more righteous and rational. He would tell others about Falun Gong and the persecution, bursting with confidence. He signed his name without hesitation when I brought home a petition form for suing Jiang.

Primarily influenced by my husband, most of my other family members also signed the petition. When one of our relatives hesitated out of fear of losing his pension if he signed, my husband encouraged him. “There is nothing to be scared of,” he said. “Jiang has done so many evil things to our country and our people. We all have to sue him. It is not illegal, and it will not affect your retirement.”

When I went with my husband to our hometown for a visit, my husband even went out with me to put up Dafa posters. He is no longer against my distributing Dafa materials to other relatives. He truly has changed!

Practitioners Play the Key Role

My husband's changes made me reevaluate my own cultivation. Looking inward, I realized that it was my problem that caused my husband's lack of righteousness in the past. My xinxing was not high enough to allow me to take the proper course of action. Many of my endeavors were not in line with the Fa, and this probably prompted the existence of negative thoughts among my family members.

I also saw how important it is for practitioners to play the key roles in the successes of others. Everyone and everything around us are influenced by what we do. When our hearts are on the Fa, and when we truly think of others first, we can save people. Of course, what really saves people is the Fa.

Currently, there are still some fellow practitioners whose family members do not approve of Dafa. This may be due to the old forces' arrangements. However, Master has told us to negate the old forces' arrangements. Together, we should send strong righteous thoughts to eliminate the evil.

Some practitioners feel hopeless when their family members hold negative attitudes toward Dafa. Some are sad, anxious, or even angry. These thoughts will not help us save people.

Master said:

"Compassion can harmonize Heaven and Earth, ushering in spring" ("The Fa Rectifies the Cosmos" in Hong Yin Volume II)

When we have true compassion in our hearts, we can help our family members understand and support Dafa. At first, it may not be easy, but that is the nature of cultivation. We must use our hearts to save people, and not let them down, since they all came to this earth for Dafa.