|The young man's first reading assignment.|
This book will interest him because
James Delingpole is politically astute
as well as humorous.
Father kindly suggested calling someone in a nursing home however, not knowing anyone in a nursing home, that wasn't an option. He then suggested that I do any act of mercy. ??? I suggested that perhaps I should make up with a close relative who had decided to stop speaking to me but knew that wouldn't work because they had, well, stopped speaking to me. I can't force them to speak to me. So what was I to do? On the way home I asked God for help, then forgot about it.
The next day a situation presented itself as a definite solution. An 18 year-old young man where I work needed help navigating the computer there to access the paycheck screen and other information. That was not the act of mercy.
After showing him the various screens, he then started telling me about school and his family. Then he talked about the riots and politics and how his teachers ignore him when he has an opinion different from theirs. He asked why they do that so I told him it was because his teachers are all liberals. That was not the act of mercy.
Then it came to me! A brilliant idea manifested itself right in the middle of my brain. So brilliant that of course it was the Holy Spirit: "Instruct the ignorant." And instantly I knew what I was supposed to do for my act of mercy penance. I was to do a SPIRITUAL work of mercy.
Every few years I clean out my library, removing older books to make room for all the new ones lying on the floor. I was to pick out about 6 books and give them to this young man - books that would open his eyes to what liberalism is, how the left works, what it means for society, who the players are.
I then told him what I was going to do and that he may keep all books I give him but he needed to let his mother see them first and give her approval. His answer was, "Yes Miss. Thank you, Miss!" He never calls any of the women at work by their names. It's always "Miss". (In case you're wondering, he's white.) Someone raised this young man right.
And by the time I get through with him he will be a pro-life conservative Republican, and maybe President of the United States one day long after I'm gone.
You can thank me later.