Hi. I teach R.E. to fourth graders, who are mostly indifferent. In the past couple of weeks though, God has really got hold of one of my boys. Most of my students are Hispanic; one of the goals in class is to teach them the major Catholic prayers in English. They had all been brushing off this effort, but now this boy has worked hard to learn the prayers in English. He is getting really involved in class, asking questions and working seriously to learn about our wonderful Faith. He is even thinking about becoming a priest.
So, what I was wondering, is does anyone know a story about a saint like that - someone that was really just lukewarm, doing just what they had to, and then God set their soul on fire for Him? I don’t think I’m doing very well writing this, but I want to give this boy something to inspire him and help as we only have a few more classes before summer vacation (5 or 6 classes left I think). I think his enthusiasm is a beautiful gift from God and I want to encourage it.
By the way, this is the first year I have taught R.E., as I just came in to Church myself at Easter 2008.