Memorable car of the day:
This Ford was new in 1903 the year my dad was born.
Growing up I attended church enough that I thought I should get a “Get into Heaven Free’ Card, like a ‘Get out Jail Free’ card in the game of “Monopoly.”
I could not claim sickness to miss the Revival Meetings, Dad believed in divine healing and I was prayed over, and ordered to church. A Preacher’s kid could not miss church, what kind of message would that send to the parishioners. LOL
We have a great country with many religious denominations. We have differences. But the object is conversion methinks.
I have a former shipmate and dear friend I have mentioned here on the Shipslog. Frank M. whom I thought was Catholic, but learned he is a Protodeacon with the Orthodox Church. A great guy and always has been since we met. I will not doubt his love for our Lord.
I had a supervisor, the leading Chief in Naval Intel School where I taught, Chief Dan D. who married a beautiful young lady named Joan who was Catholic, so he converted. His sweet Joan now has Alzheimer’s and he still loves her dearly. He is one of the best men I have ever known. I have no doubt he is a Christian.
Sunday morning Broadcast once his Radio Program was remote from the Church.
My dad was a fundamentalist, a conservative and Pentecostal. One of the most dedicated men that I knew. He would have loved both men I have mentioned. I have been reading some of Victor Moubarak’s stuff. His leading character in fiction is Father Ignatius.
As I read about this Catholic Priest, I actually see my dad. Both come from poor families. Both dedicated to our Lord and both facing the same problems in their ‘sheep.’ Methinks Victor is a Priest in secret. LOL
I must go. I have important things to do. I need to get some 12/2 electric wire for Grandson Luke who is installing H/AC in his house today. We then will head up the road to GGrand Stella's ball game in Cornelius, NC.
We have things to do!