"The Nun" told my co-worker this today.
So this 24 year old male tells me out of the blue, "I started reading the Bible today." This caught me totally off guard because he gave NO indication of a desire for anything holy or religious.
The only words which ever came out of his mouth were drugs, alcohol, fights, women, food....
I found out he was having a rough time with his ex-girlfriend and raising their DD.
With no prior religious experience or inclinations, he went out and bought a Bible on a "whim" (i.e. prompting of the Holy Spirit.) More importantly, he began to READ it!
Did I mention that he is not afraid to ask questions? I mean A MILLION of them. Within a week and a half he asked me, "Was Peter the first Pope?"
I said, "Ummmm, yeah???"
He said, "GOOD! I told "Sean" that Peter was the first Pope and I am going to be Catholic." Then he left before I could say anything. Not to worry, he came back and I invited him to mass.
He had a couple of miraculous experiences. These will be shared soon. Stay tuned!
Immediately after his first mass, he asked Father about joining the Church. Father was thrilled and gave him the DRE's contact information.
Today he had his first meeting with "The Nun"... (Yes I am praying for her. No, I don't know if she wears a habit. Any wagers? I will let you know when I find out.)
Was her advice to go to adoration? or to talk to a priest? or to have his daughter baptized? or to read about St. Augustine? or...?
No. Her advice was, "You need to go to AA. I don't think we can help you. Let me talk to Father." Excuse me, but I thought that the Catholic Church has the answer in the SACRAMENTS!
Any prayers you can offer are greatly appreciated!
Have you had an experience like this? Or do you know someone who has? Any advice is also greatly appreciated!
Thanks and God bless you!