Always be ready
Tuesday, November 28, 2006
to give an answer for the hope that is within you. Peter 3:15

Always be, also, a shining example of your faith.

There was a man who was a US soldier in Europe during WWII. He was a Catholic. He always acted like a good Christian should, with a well developed conscience, and showing love to others, even though it was war, and after all, God would understand the extenuating circurmstances if he acted selfishly, neglected his prayers, and cussed out his CO, fellow GI's, or the enemy. But he didn't. Another soldier was so impressed with his conduct, that he asked the man his secret. Upon hearing it was religion, specifically, the Catholic religion, that governed his actions, the second soldier became a convert upon returning home from the fighting.

That second soldier had 4 children, all baptized Catholics. One of those children was my mother, who was responsible for at least 12 more baptized Catholics. Those 12 Catholics were responsible for seeing 16 more people join Christ's church (16 and counting - I'm due in April).

Because that one soldier lived his faith in difficult circumstances, the Church (and hopefully, the Heavenly choirs someday) are at least 32 souls richer (not counting my cousins, and their children!)

Imagine his joy and glory at the final Judgement!

Always preach the Gospel, and if necessary, use words. - St. Francis of Assisi

Tags: Catholic, Need to Know, Mama Says
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