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A Mixed Lot - 2021-12-05
December 12, 2021
[A Mixed Lot] God loves all people, and we try to nudge whomever we encounter closer toward Him. So thank you again for your prayers for the Boise Catholic street evangelization effort.
“Uwe”, the now-amiable agnostic, paused as he briskly walked by, but only to talk about the weather. Please continue to pray he finds Christ.
A woman, all smiles, came to the table and, in broken English, thanked us for being there. A Catholic from a country far to the south of here, she was in town to visit family. She remarked that we were the first Christians she had seen professing their faith out in public in America, and she’s been here five months so far. In her country, she said, you see many Christians out evangelizing on the streets. She chose a Rosary and received a Rosary booklet in Spanish. Lord, fill American Catholics with the fire of Faith, that they may point others to You.
The man whom we first saw nearly a year ago, wearing a green evening dress, went by loosely wrapped in a blanket. On the way to where he was going, he snagged the Rosary out of e. Chuck’s hand. On the way back, a few minutes later, he never made eye contact. Lord, You love wounded souls like this. Please grant him salvation, safety, and healing!
A couple stopped, both Catholic. The woman chose a brightly colored chain Rosary, the man chose the one with smoky colored beads. We encouraged them to pray it daily.
A man passing by accepted a Rosary. A non-Catholic Christian, he listened with interest to the explanation of the devotion as being Christ-centered. He also really appreciated the Bible citations for each Mystery. (E. Chuck also recalls a second, almost identical encounter with another non-Catholic Christian man during the session.)
A homeless-looking man accepted a Rosary, but declined the pamphlet as he hurried away.
A man passing by declined a Rosary somewhat angrily. The following man might have seen that, for he came and politely accepted one, perhaps out of polite charity. He seemed uninterested, though, in the Rosary’s spiritual aspects. May God bless him for his charity and lead him home to You!
People occasionally make remarks as they walk by without stopping:
One woman going by declined a Rosary because she said she worshipped other gods.
Another woman declined because she “wouldn’t use it.”
Two young men (in their late teens or early 20s) passed by. One of them cried out, “God is dead. Long live [unclear—a cartoon character perhaps?].” But to answer his claim: Yes, God died (to save us). But He didn’t stay dead. He rose again on the third day and is alive today!
Please pray for the conversion of these people for the sake of their everlasting souls.
A Myron follow-up: “John” told us that his coworker “Miron” has been transferred from Boise to a rehab hospital in his hometown in eastern Idaho. Thanks again for your prayers!
The sun was shining, but it was quite breezy so, predictably for Boise, not many people were out. Still, we gave away maybe 10 Rosaries and its pamphlet.
Please pray for us again today? Ask God to send people to us with their hearts prepared 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.
Human beings form a mixed lot, but God loves every single one of us and wants us each saved. So thank you again for your prayers and other support for this apostolate! In turn, may God protect and greatly bless you and all those you love!
“Go with the strength you have” (Judg 6:14).