From Dirt to Soil: Life's Manure Makes For Excellent Growth Potential
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Written by Alan Cohen, and narrated by Marie T. Russell.
I met a man who was a devotee of the miracles that took place near the town of Garabandal, Spain. They began one night in 1961 when four children were awakened and mystically drawn from their separate homes to a small glen on the outskirts of their village. There they beheld an apparition of Mother Mary, who gave them prophetic messages. This extraordinary phenomenon continued for four years and over two thousand apparitions. Eventually people from all over the world visited the site, where many miraculous healings have occurred.
The devotee, Joe, was so moved by this inspiring phenomenon that he dedicated his life to sharing its message. One evening Joe came to my study group, where he showed a film of the events and offered his narrative. When Joe opened the floor for questions, I asked him how he got into all of this.
“As a young man I liked to attend parties, where I developed a reputation as a teller of off-color jokes,” he explained. “Eventually I was invited regularly to lots of men’s clubs and banquets where I recited my risqué stories. Since I had been rather shy before all this occurred, the positive response I received built my confidence and I gained public speaking skills.
“When I learned of the Garabandal miracles my life changed and I shifted onto my spiritual path. After a while I gave up...