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Jesus is Worthy - 2021-10-10
October 17, 2021
[Jesus is Worthy] Some people still don’t know what Jesus offers. We try to let them know. So thank you again for your prayers for the Boise Catholic street evangelization effort.
A group of 13-14 year-old teenage boys zoomed by on skateboards. Then one of them peeled out of formation and came to the table for a Rosary. As e. Lucy was explaining the devotion to the first teen, the rest of the seven came to the table, too. They each received a Rosary and the encouragement to “sit down and try it.”
A heavyset man in an electric wheelchair had accumulated more than 40 years of sobriety. He told e. Lucy that he identified as a non-Catholic liturgical Christian and therefore didn’t use the Rosary. The evangelist explained the Rosary as a tool for growing closer to Christ, and showed him the list of Mysteries and where in the Bible he could find each one. He accepted a Rosary and the encouragement to “sit down and try it.” He also thought all children should be taught the steps of the program that had helped him. E. Lucy countered that teaching them morality in general would be an improvement! He agreed.
At least 4 Catholics, within different groups of passersby, thanked us for being out there. The last ones to stop were a couple in their early 30s. He was new to town, and gladly received a copy of our map to area parishes, and the invitation to attend Mass that evening. The woman stood quietly by.
An older teen, part of a trio of young men his age, stopped for a Rosary. Not sure whether he was Christian, he accepted a copy of the kerygma. The other two teens came to the table, too, to each choose a Rosary. They said they would all read the Good News pamphlet together. Please pray they do so, and are moved to enter a relationship with Jesus Christ, their Savior.
A woman stopped who was accompanying a 6-7 year-old girl. The woman smiled as she passed us the first time, then stopped on her way back. She was already practicing the Rosary devotion daily, but wanted a chance for the girl, who attends a local Catholic school, to visit with us. Neither accepted a Rosary but the girl, excited to see the Divine Mercy prayer cards, told me the story of St. Faustina. May God bless her and keep her faithful to Jesus Christ and His Church. St. Faustina, pray for her!
A 20-something man wearing a large Hawaiian flower in his hair stopped as another couple was finishing up choosing Rosaries for themselves. Our latest visitor wondered aloud if Catholics were “kinda like Christians”. Yes, we’re the oldest form of Christianity, the evangelist replied. He identified as a non-Catholic Christian, but didn’t seem to attend any services. All he knew about Christianity was that “he loved Jesus.” The evangelist quickly explained the Rosary devotion and how it helps people grow closer to Christ. He then not only chose a Rosary, but also received a copy of the kerygma which contains the basic Christian message, a copy of our “Why Be Catholic?” pamphlet, and a map to area parishes. The evangelist then gave him directions to the nearby cathedral and invited him to attend Mass that very evening. It sounded like he considered doing so. Please pray for him?
“John” the parking lot attendant asked for prayers for “Myron”, a coworker in the hospital on a ventilator, and for “Sandy”, the mother-in-law of another coworker, who is also very ill and for whom the medical people have little hope. Lord, show Your great Love and Mercy for Myron and Sandy! Save them, and lead John home to Your Church!
Altogether, the evangelist gave away 15-18 Rosaries, 3-5 copies of the kerygma, 1 “Why Be Catholic?”, and 2 maps.
Please pray for us again today? Ask God to prepare people’s hearts to perceive their need for Our Savior Jesus Christ and His Holy Catholic Church, and that much good fruit for His Kingdom comes of today’s efforts.
Jesus Christ is worthy of all our love. So thank you again for your support for this apostolate. In turn, may God protect and greatly bless you and everyone for whom you care!
“Go with the strength you have” (Judg 6:14).