Message of Mercy

The Soul of a Son

By Harry A. Mooney

I’m a widower with seven children. My third son, Daniel, was afflicted with juvenile onset diabetes when he was 14, and his mother died when he was 17. Those two events changed him — his personality and his outlook on life — and he never fully accepted either one of them.

You Reap What You Sow

By Terry Peloquin

By all accounts, they shouldn’t have survived. On Oct. 14, 2002, Martha and Bob LeHouiller were heading from Chicopee, Massachusetts, to their Florida home for the winter.

“Whenever she got in a car, however far she was going, Mom would always start with a prayer,” said their daughter, Michelle Annecchiarico of Ludlow, Massachusetts. Her dad, she said, had a “God is my Co-Pilot” novelty plate affixed to his car’s bumper.

Their faith would be rewarded in a dramatic way.

We all Live in Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood

By Chris Sparks

Deep within us — no matter who we are — there lives a feeling of wanting to be lovable, of wanting to be the kind of person that others like to be with. And the greatest thing we can do is to let people know that they are loved and capable of loving. 
— Fred Rogers, The World According To Mister Rogers

Who is my neighbor? And what do I owe them?

Scripture has many answers.

A neighbor is kin (see Deut 15:2).

The Temptation — Gone: One Man's Battle with the Bottle

By Marc Massery
Jesus saved Anthony Munster of La Crosse, Wisconsin, from alcoholism. Anthony is sure of it.

From 1994 to 2011, he was consumed by that which he consumed. “I tried everything in regards to fixing my life: Alcoholics Anonymous, Celebrate Recovery, outpatient treatment, medications. But I had started drinking when I was about 16 years old. Alcohol was entrenched,” he said. 


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