A Cracked article
God bless military chaplains
(also #4 is my favorite)
What about Fr. Stanley Rother? He knew that he was targeted to be killed by the Guatemalan government for his mission work to the destitute native community, but when his bishop told him to stay in the United States, he just answered that a shepherd cannot run from his flock at the first sign of danger. He returned knowing he would die, and served the people until the night that his assassins broke into the rectory and murdered him. Talk about bravery in the face of certain death!
Just thought you might like this….
What kills me with feels in this photos isn’t the fact that the Pope is embracing this disabled child. It it the multitude of hands that are supporting him. This is very much in line with the story of Jesus healing the paralytic. His friends risked climing that roof to lower him in front of Our Lord. It was their faith that this man called Jesus that would heal their suffering friend that allowed him to be healed in the first place. Though Pope Francis doen’t have the power to heal this boy through Christ he does have power to heal hearts. How many of people these hands belong to have been strengthened in their own faith and, how many of the people who witnessed this have been healed as well?
Seeing this picture of Dominic, the son of a college professor I went on a mission to Haiti with, all over the internet today makes me so insanely happy.