Saint Dominic's Catholic Church, Torrance

Whenever you feel low and depressed, read this to yourself - it will always raise your spirits

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One night a man had a dream.

He dreamed he was walking along the beach with the LORD. Across the sky flashed scenes from his life. For each scene, he noticed two sets of footprints in the sand, one belonging to him, and the other to the LORD.

When the last scene of his life flashed before him, he looked back at the footprints in the sand. He noticed that on many occasions along the path of his life there was only one set of footprints. He also noticed that this happened at the very lowest and saddest times of his life.

This really bothered him, and he so questioned the LORD about it.
"LORD, you said, that once I decided to follow you, you'd walk with me all the way through life. But I have noticed that during the most troublesome times in my life, there is only one set of footprints. I don't understand why, when I needed you most, you would leave me".

The LORD replied, "My precious, precious child, I love you and I would never leave you. Durirg your times of trial and suffering, where you see only one set of footprints, it was then that I carried you."

Our Lord often used parables to get his message across.
Try these modern stories
- "Take my Son" - " Is your cross too heavy?"