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He's struggling hard to make sense of what is happening, of course. By turns angry and hopeful. Today he wrote that when at last this virus abates, he'll be joining the nearest abortion rally. (Most unlike him.)

Later, remorseful, he declared his desire to bring many children into the world, provided he can find a woman who'll have him. For years he helped me in my work and asked only friendship in return. Really, the fellow is a dear, a beautiful human being, and you would all love him. Like many atheists, he vacillates between this position and agnosticism, having been raised by at least one parent that refused--refused--to teach him about God.

Please pray for him and for all like him.
(04-04-2020, 01:03 AM)Teresa Agrorum Wrote: [ -> ]He's struggling hard to make sense of what is happening, of course. By turns angry and hopeful. Today he wrote that when at last this virus abates, he'll be joining the nearest abortion rally. (Most unlike him.)

Later, remorseful, he declared his desire to bring many children into the world, provided he can find a woman who'll have him. For years he helped me in my work and asked only friendship in return. Really, the fellow is a dear, a beautiful human being, and you would all love him. Like many atheists, he vacillates between this position and agnosticism, having been raised by at least one parent that refused--refused--to teach him about God.

Please pray for him and for all like him.

Oh Lord, please envelope TA's friend in your love and the peace that passes all understanding.

Reveal yourself to him in a way he cannot deny.

Please intervene in his life on behalf of TA who is a faithful servant.

And we also ask for your mercy on all those who are struggling with despair and doubt about your awesome gift of life during these troublesome times.


Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thine intercession was left unaided.
Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto thee, O Virgin of virgins, my mother; to thee do I come, before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy hear and answer me.
Amen.
Lord have mercy, and grant him the grace to see the light and find faith someday.
May God bless you both! Thank you so much!
(04-04-2020, 01:28 AM)Teresa Agrorum Wrote: [ -> ]May God bless you both! Thank you so much!

Where would we all be if we did not have the good fortune to have others praying for us?
I'm adding him to my intentions from now on.
3 Aves for his speedy conversion.
Thank you for your prayers! He experienced great relief in a hurry, he said. That is God, I replied.

It is my fervent belief that all mature, devout Christians should cultivate a genuine friendship with at least one agnostic or atheist--sometimes just one is all you can handle (smile). These people have often suffered profoundly and are sensitive to spiritual matters and the immaterial, despite their unbelief.

They are not so much allergic to the Church (i.e., the Protestants) as confused by It; what they believe (yes, they do have a 'faith') does not match what they see. You may speak to them very frankly and really help, and they are grateful to a surprising degree.