The opium addict, the unfaithful priest, and the village hellraiser: three men venerated by the Church who prove that it's never too late - and the mess is never too big - to start again.
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When I let go of my faith at 18, I thought I saw life in full colour for the first time. But instead, it was like driving a car at full speed only to crash into a wall. Over and over again. In the end, it was one simple invitation that brought me back to the Catholic Church.
It doesn't matter what your Myers-Briggs personality type is. You too can be holy, right where you are, as shown in the story of Moses' inspirational Father-in-Law Jethro.
When John Bosco was 9-years-old, he found he was dealing with boys who blasphemed by raising his voice and using his fists. Then he had a dream that stayed with him for the rest of his life. This is the story of that dream.
If you find yourself weighed down by your mental health, find comfort in the most basic message of the Christian faith: that you are accepted and loved unconditionally by God.