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The Reality of God - 2022-02-06

February 17, 2022

Our weekly witness, and even the weather, speaks of the reality of God and His love for each person we meet. 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!

[The Reality of God] Our weekly presence seems jog old memories in those who grew up around believers. We invite them back into relationship with Jesus Christ and His Church. So thank you again for your prayers for the Boise Catholic street evangelization effort.

Right off the bat, two teenage women in masks came to the table. They each gladly chose a chain Rosary, and accepted its pamphlet and the encouragement to pray it daily. (May God again bless our generous Rosary Makers!)

“Uwe” passed by again on his afternoon walk. He had noticed the pattern that the weather always seemed to be nice on Sunday afternoon, and teasingly said we were causing it. No, it’s caused for us by Him Who does command the weather (so more people venture outside and encounter us). But to Uwe, we just left it at, “No, ha-ha.”

A man in his early 30s came to the table. He knew the Rosary from his Catholic school days, but admitted he was not attending Mass on a regular basis, if at all. He said he missed being at Mass and had joined a non-Catholic Bible study group. We encouraged him in his desire to pray the Rosary and return to Mass, pointing to the Eucharist as God’s offering of Himself that we don’t want to miss. He objected that he works on Sunday. So, we suggested that he plan on attending a Saturday evening Mass.  We gave him a map to area parishes that lists Mass and Reconciliation times. We also gave him a “Reasons to Return to the Catholic Church” pamphlet bundle, and promised to pray for him. Please help us to pray for his return to being an active Catholic.

A man in his mid-20s sauntered jauntily to the table to accept our offer of a free Rosary. He was dressed in black and wearing jewelry with many alien symbols. He told us, though, that he was familiar with the Rosary. Before he left, he asked for a copy of our Dogma of Hell book. May Our Lord use the reality of hell to convince him that choosing a life of evil has unwanted eternal consequences.

A mother with 3-4 children stopped at the table. The mom and at least two of the children chose Rosaries for themselves. The mom, if I recall aright, thought fondly of the Rosary because of a parent’s or grandparent’s devotion.

A homeless man told us we had given him a Rosary before but he had given it away, and asked if he could have another. We said, of course. As he made his choice, we asked if he had tried praying the Rosary. He said he had not. Pray that he lets the Rosary draw him into a deep relationship with Christ.

As a 20-something couple passed by, the man declined a Rosary but the woman wanted one. She had been raised Catholic, but stayed mum about her current status. The boyfriend still didn’t want a Rosary so we encouraged the woman to teach him how to pray with it. Pray that the prayers of the Rosary will bring her into an active Faith that helps draw her boyfriend to Christ.

Altogether, the two evangelists gave away 7-10 Rosaries and its pamphlet, 1 map to area parishes, 1 Returning Catholics packet (containing pamphlets on the Eucharist, Confession, and Reasons to Return), as well as 1 Dogma of Hell book.

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 effort.

“Go with the strength you have” (Judg 6:14).