A hanky wave (as opposed to a hat tip) to Deacon Greg for posting this today. Get one yourself and then read this amazing story of reconciliation
We need an ambulance, Rob says into his cell phone.
One needs life support now.
Jared is still inside, slumped over the back of the driver’s seat. Rob reaches out to him and finds a pulse. He’s breathing, alive.
He kneels beside Matty and begins CPR.
Minutes earlier, Rob had been driving his friends around the lake, windows down, enjoying the midnight air. They had been promising young men, studying to become priests, passionate about their faith and the people they felt called to serve.
One reckless mistake destroyed nearly all of it.
But those of faith know that out of unthinkable sorrow, unimaginable love can grow.
Read the whole story from the Casper (Wyoming) Star Tribune
Mind you, while we see in Rob a priest who was offered forgiveness for a seriously stupid mistake what about all those priests who molested innocent children. I’m not sure if I’ve seen a single one offered forgiveness, and I know I’m not exactly ready for that.
God continues to knock on the doors of all of our hearts, doesn’t He?