tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7862653040578109197.post1525462670212639622..comments2017-02-06T22:37:17.412-05:00Comments on Lion's Whiskers: What is Spiritual Courage?Lisa Dungatehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/04612985595527435721noreply@blogger.comBlogger2125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7862653040578109197.post-52929847153560421762011-03-06T08:39:49.849-05:002011-03-06T08:39:49.849-05:00That's a beautiful story, Anonymous. Thank yo...That's a beautiful story, Anonymous. Thank you so much for sharing it with us.Jennifer Armstronghttp://www.blogger.com/profile/00848708131285108448noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7862653040578109197.post-4343126891533714642011-03-06T08:34:23.602-05:002011-03-06T08:34:23.602-05:00I was a youth group counselor and chaperone for a ...I was a youth group counselor and chaperone for a mission trip to another city. On Sunday, all of the kids in our group were attending services at the church that was sponsoring our mission trip. One young man in our group however, was Catholic and desperately wanted to attend Mass at another church in this city. No one was willing to take him, so I volunteered. As we drove to a Catholic church, he was the navigator, and I asked him if I needed to wait in the van for him, or could I join him, as I had not attended a Catholic Mass before. He smiled a bright grin and said I was welcome to join him in the pew, just that I could not take Communion. I had No idea that we would kneel and sit and kneel and sit so much !!! It was exhilerating however, to listen to the chanting and prayers, to look at the ornate artistry in the decorations, and to learn something new for me. When I would make a mistake, he would just gently touch my knee and smile, shake his head slightly and at one point, he leaned over and whispered, "just follow me" ... To this day, I am grateful I was honored to spend that time with him. He was near tears as we headed back to the sponsor church. I asked why. He simply said, for a Catholic - Mass is a sacred and necessary part of every week. He felt so relieved that someone was willing to take him, and I felt so blessed to have been able to.Anonymousnoreply@blogger.com