" "Your service is of no use to me, it is by serving your neighbor that you can serve Me." – Jesus to St. Catherine of Siena

Monday, April 21, 2014

Monday Musings - Forgotten Truths - An Unexpected Blessing


As I have said many times, the power of the words in Forgotten Truths to Set Faith Afire! - Words to Inspire, Challenge and Instruct "opened my eyes, spoke to my heart and stirred my soul". I was and remain convinced that these Truths could and would "awaken a hunger in others to know, study and live more fully the Truths of the Catholic Faith".

In one interview I stated that if that hope became a reality for at least one other person, then my labor of love in compiling these quotations would have been worth the effort.

Last week I received an immense blessing. At the end of a book signing, a gentleman approached me. I recognized his face but did not recall his name. "Can I speak to you for a moment, Mike?" he asked. "Sure," I responded without hesitation. 

"I bought a copy of your book," this gentleman told me "when you spoke at another parish last year. I read it real quick and frankly did not agree with much of what was in it. But since then I have gone through and read it two more times but more meditatively and slowly.  I can tell you I now agree with everything in it. I am reading it again even more slowly and highlighting the words that most touch my heart and stir my soul."

All I could muster was a feeble "Thank you for telling me." 

With moistened eyes, he leaned closer to me and said, "You were right, Mike. This book has changed my life." 

Now with a slowly forming tear in my eye, I whispered to him, "Thank God!"

I had to share this blessing with you.

This man made me realize that I have been too lax of late in promoting this book. He assured me and the friend who had accompanied him that there are others whose lives these words could and would change.  

Maybe you know whom they are. 

If you are interested, copies of Forgotten Truths To Set Faith Afire! - Words to Challenge, Inspire and Instruct are still available here.

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