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A Glimmer of Hope Through the Eyes of a Boy (Vanity)
November 4, 2013 | me

Posted on 11/04/2013 2:47:56 PM PST by NoExpectations

I am a catholic church organist. Yesterday morning before the 7:30 a.m. mass a boy came up to the choir loft alone. He sat reverently in the pew with a very serious look on his face. Not only did he sit very still but he seemed extremely interested in the mass.

I found out later that he came to church with his aunt because he wants to be baptized and become a catholic. His parents never bothered to give him any religious instruction. Just seeing this young man and hearing his backstory gave me such hope for the future. To think he could be a surly pre-teen only obsessed with his cellphone or "stuff" but yet he chose to attend the holy sacrifice of the mass at 7:30 a.m. on a Sunday morning. It still brings tears to my eyes.


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1 posted on 11/04/2013 2:47:56 PM PST by NoExpectations
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To: NoExpectations

I loved this and will pray for this newest Christian-to- be...wonderful.


2 posted on 11/04/2013 2:56:32 PM PST by georgia peach (georgia peach)
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To: NoExpectations
Parents who fail to give their children religious instruction do them a great disservice. I've heard people from mixed religion marriages excuse themselves by saying "I'll let the kid make up their mind when they grow up."

Poppycock! If you don't fill their mind with something decent, the sewer pipe of popular culture will fill it with something else.

Any way you slice it, kids who attend church turn out to be far better adults than those who do not.

If the parents can't agree on a church, they can take turns and alternate weeks. Or they can find a new church which is agreeable to both. I've found church hopping very informative. I'm very familiar with what a lot of denominations believe as a result and find a lot of commonalities (and a few differences) with most of them.

3 posted on 11/04/2013 2:59:43 PM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: NoExpectations

I will pray for this young Christian. I hope his heart is captivated by Christ -— forever!


4 posted on 11/04/2013 3:05:31 PM PST by Mrs. Don-o ("Acquire the Holy Spirit, and then thousands around you will be saved. " - St. Seraphim of Sarov)
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To: Vigilanteman
Agree with you 100%.
Parents who fail to give religious instruction are lazy, stupid or Satan's buddies.
5 posted on 11/04/2013 3:06:09 PM PST by cloudmountain
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To: xsmommy

I think we both need this story.


6 posted on 11/04/2013 3:54:42 PM PST by Explorer89 (And now, let the wild rumpus start!!)
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To: NoExpectations

I was in line for Confession awhile back, and a young woman approached me, asking what “that” was..she told me she was not Catholic, but had come in out of curiousity a couple of months before, and was so powerfully drawn to “that”, she returned often, just to sit there, next to it.

The “That” was the Tabernacle (off to the side/away from the Altar in this wreckovated Church). I was blown away that this person, with no familiarity with Catholicism, our customs, or beliefs was drawn to Jesus in Repose, and at some level knew “that” is very important, and powerful.

Most of the Catholics who attend that Parish don’t even genuflect to the Tabernacle when they walk past.


7 posted on 11/04/2013 4:12:06 PM PST by sockmonkey (Of Course I didn't read the article. After all, this is FreeRepublic..)
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To: NoExpectations

Stories as these are terrifically uplifting, I agree. Seems maybe this young man’s aunt is doing some [prayer] time for her nephew.


8 posted on 11/04/2013 5:54:55 PM PST by mlizzy (If people spent an hour a week in Eucharistic adoration, abortion would be ended. --Mother Teresa)
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To: sockmonkey

Great story. I hope you see her again, someday, walking up to Communion! :)


9 posted on 11/04/2013 5:57:37 PM PST by mlizzy (If people spent an hour a week in Eucharistic adoration, abortion would be ended. --Mother Teresa)
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