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1997 Issue 6

My heart has ever been prone to wander away from my God - ever since my conception. Shortly after my birth, I was baptized and sealed in the Name of the Triune God as His property. Then I was raised in the Roman Catholic Church by my religious yet unconverted mother. For the first seven years of my life, I went to church daily. Yet, under my atheistic father's influence - I myself, when only eight, completely broke with Christianity.

Thereafter, I dedicated all my talents to the furtherance of the false religion of atheism. I avidly studied rationalistic books on palaeontology, archaeology and anthropology. By the time I was a teenager, I was a most convinced and articulate evolutionist. I openly laughed at Christians for I thought they were trying to tell me that all the world's problems started when a mythical Eve munched an apple "once upon a time" some 6000 years ago.

My dear Friend: - The longer I live, the more am I drawn toward the suffering people of God. I love to weep with those who weep. I find it is better for me to go to the house of mouming, than to the house of feasting. I would not rudely intrude upon your griefs. Your sorrow is so far a sacred thing, that none may curiously pry into its causes or its depths. Yet you are afflicted, perhaps more deeply than others may suspect. "I have a message from God for thee."