Turn Back to God

A man is in his car. It is a Saturday afternoon during Lent and he is driving by his parish church. And he thinks to himself, “I really should go to confession. It’s been a long time.” And this man has really been off track lately—his life is a mess. There are problems at home…Continue reading Turn Back to God

Jesus will come

A man by the name of Bob Considine tells the story of the time he accompanied an infant Vietnamese orphan to the United States so she could be adopted after the Vietnam War. In the long flight to the United States, the baby’s eyes overflowed with tears but she made absolutely no sound. Bob found…Continue reading Jesus will come

Rely on Your Faith

A man sits by himself at the far end of the bar. He stares absently into his drink and hears these words coming from somewhere in the room: … and when the twilight steals, l know how the lady in the harbor feels.” When I want rain, I get sunny weather I’m just as blue as the sky…Continue reading Rely on Your Faith

It’s Your Life

For the second time in one semester, Jimmy has been suspended from his high school. The Principal tells Jimmy and his parents that he has only one more chance, and if he fails he will be expelled. His parents give Jimmy an ultimatum—if he doesn’t get his act together, he will be sent to a…Continue reading It’s Your Life

The Grace to Forgive

Susan, a very religious person, always knew that she wanted to get married. But her marriage turned out to be very different that what she had dreamed. Her husband was a difficult man, and he gave her a hard time. Along with this her three children did not end up making decisions in their lives…Continue reading The Grace to Forgive