Prior to the poop experience last night, I found out some great news, that a friend of mine has been talking to another friend about Jesus! My friend is from Sri Lanka and pretty much knew zilch about the Gospel, but he has seen me and this other guy and can tell that Jesus means something important to us and has wanted to know more. He is Buddhist, but never believed in a god before, but now he does, and from what I hear, he loves to pray and talk to God now!!! It’s really exciting and stirs old memories of all the people I shared the Gospel with when I was in San Diego, Phil, Julie, Dave, Brian from Ireland, all those people! I really haven’t actively sought out strangers for evangelization in a long time, mostly because I think that the approach can be almost too abrasive, but I kind of miss it.
I’ve been thinking a lot about summer project lately, and I think I’m coming out of the phase where I hated it for the sake of hating it. In fact, this last week, I seriously considered going to Panama City Beach for spring break with Cru! (I know!). But I don’t think that I will because of one huge problem: Mass. I have to go to Mass on Sundays. I have to. It’s not an option. And I’m not sure that I would be able to do so on a trip with Cru. We would probably go to church, but I’m required to go to Mass every Sunday, they are all Holy Days of Obligation. That’s pretty much the one thing stopping me from going. That and the fact that I really don’t know anyone or am close to anyone in Cru anymore, so it would be incredibly awkward, and as I got to know the people in my van, and sharing my faith story about becoming Catholic, I could see things not going so well, because I would be rocking the boat that rocks the boat, a revolutionary revolutionary. That’s not a real good reason not to go though. I checked the registration deadline and I think I have about a week to decide, so maybe I’ll talk to the Cru staff at NDSU and see what’s going on. Maybe. This is weird. Ok, I’m done.