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Jesus softens even the hardest of hearts! - 2019-10-06
October 13, 2019
Jesus softens even the hardest of hearts! So thank you again for your prayers for the Boise Catholic street evangelization effort! God hears you! And an additional shout-out to "Bill" for providing us a couple more copies of the *Catechism* for today's session, and to the "Legion of Mary" for a few more Rosaries, and enough Rosary pamphlets and Miraculous Medals to tide me over until I can afford more! One evangelist was available for last week's session.
Several groups of teens on skateboards stopped for Rosaries. One girl admitted to getting one from us every week. I invited her to take one again today, so she'd have one with her, but to bring back her extras, please?
A group of 6 or more older teens stopped. Most of them seemed only marginally polite, but one asked what the Rosary was. Admitting he wasn't Christian, I went to offer him a copy of our one-page kerygma pamphlet, but I hadn't brought enough of them with me. So I instead gave him a copy of my second choice, our "Salvation" pamphlet.
Then two other members of the same group asked me (either seriously, or as a test) just who Jesus is, while other members of the group stood back and laughed at them. But the two began to seem so genuinely interested that I offered them my last copy of the Catechism, which they immediately began to squabble over about who would get to read it first. They also accepted a map to area parishes and the invitation to check out the (RCIA) classes being offered. Please pray for them?
A Catholic man stopped. He has recently been so scandalized by the unjust, self-serving behavior of one of his parish's employees that he was tempted to give up on the Catholilc Faith itself! I asked him to not turn his back on Jesus Christ and the Sacraments because of Judas. I also asked him to start praying, "Father, I forgive him. I ask you to forgive him, too, and save him." My visitor, who now seemed to have regained some peace over the matter, agreed to begin praying that way. Please pray for all those involved?
A woman, perhaps in her 50s, with very short gray hair, passed a couple of times. She's gone by us before, either frowning deeply or saying something angrily. This time, the first time I offered her a Rosary, she replied as she strode past, "You've got to be kidding me!" She came back by a bit later. This time she said, again without breaking stride, that she was sorry I believed all the nonsense I represented. Please pray for her? At least she's talking to me now, instead of striding by with just an angry "No!" Plus, her reply even showed an attempt at charity! May God continue to soften her heart and lead her to Himself!
Altogether, I gave away 15-20 Rosaries and booklets, 1-2 copies of the kerygma pamphlet, 2-3 copies of the "Salvation" pamphlet, 1-2 maps to area parishes, and one copy of the Catechism of the Catholic Church.
Please pray for us again today? Please ask God to continue to soften hearts and lead everyone to Himself, the Holy Catholic Church, and salvation. Please ask that much good fruit for His Kingdom comes of today's effort?
Jesus draws all men to Himself. So thank you again for your prayers and other support for this apostolate! In turn, may God protect and continue to bless you, and all those you love!
“Go with the strength you have“ (Judg 6:14).