I thought it would be nice of people wrote about the times in their life when God has somehow spoken to them. Please do not respond by any negative comments to what people write, since it is their spiritual life.
I have two items I would like to write about.
First, We had a new ordained Priest in our parish, and in one homily he had told us about his call to the Priesthood.
Father was engaged to be married, in his mid 20’s and working as a ticket agent for an airlines. He was really struggling about becoming a Priest or not. Well one day on the job, an elderly Priest come up to get his ticket, and this got Father again thinking about the priesthood. Father told us that on each ticket were a random 6 digit alphanumeric code. When this Priest bought his ticket, and Father was struggling about what decision to make, the random code came up “TRYGOD”. He took that as a message from God, and made up his mind to become a Priest.
My story is not as obvious, but at the time I knew that god had somehow spoken to me.
I serviced copiers in downtown Portland Oregon at the time, I use to carry McDonalds gift certificates to hand out to people who were begging on the street.; I didn’t always give them something, but every so often, I felt the desire to give them something. Better for them to die of heart disease from a greasy burger, than an alcohol or drug death if I had given them money instead of the gift certificate. Anyway, one day I gave a man the certificate, he said thank you, I then went to repair the copier, when I was returning to my car, I saw him eating a burger, he again said thank you, I told him your welcome. I had a warm feeling because I new that he was getting something to eat. I was thinking about the Bible verses about caring for the needy, and feeding the hungry, when I approached the parking garage. As I walked up to the elevator door, it open up, and I said thank you Lord, and entered the elevator. I at the time felt that the door had opened like that because God was acknowledging a work of mercy. I have many times walked up the elevators, pushed the button because it was on the first floor, I have walked up the elevator and had the door open because people were getting off. But this time there was no one on it, and I didn’t push the button, it just opened as I walked up to it, I didn’t miss a step, it was as if someone opened a door for me. I realized that It was probably because someone had pushed the ground floor button, but had gotten off before they reached it, but I really at the time had a strong feeling that it was God responding to me.