The Hitchhiker

Ever need evidence that the Holy Spirit guides people into life-changing (and sometimes saving) happenings? Bro Jer, one of my best friends, recorded and posted an audiofile about such a “God-incidence” to his blog Bro Jer’s Blog in a post entitled The Hitchhiker.

He tells of a situation in which he felt strongly prompted by the Holy Spirit to pick up a hitchhiker. The challenge for Bro Jer was in reconciling himself to respond to this prompting in light of following what he thought was God’s will versus the discomfort in what appeared to be a difficult divinely-inspired change of plans. Plus, the hitchhiker looked real scary.

Jeremiah 1:5: “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I dedicated you, a prophet to the nations I appointed you.”

Jeremiah 29:11: “For I know well the plans I have in mind for you, says the LORD, plans for your welfare, not for woe! Plans to give you a future full of hope.”

(Via USCCB.)

So, click on the audio link, listen, and try and recall similar “God-incidents” in your life. Perhaps you can post about them in the comments.

Know someone, perhaps yourself, who might like Catholic devotionals for alcoholics? Please take a look at my books! (Thank you!!)

"The Recovery Rosary: Reflections for Alcoholics and Addicts"

and "The Stations of the Cross for Alcoholics"