Whenever I’m asked to pray for someone, or when I hear about people in distress, I turn to God with great confidence. I know that he is near and is ready to do something for them. But I wasn’t always so aware of this. My journey into deeper faith really started in May 1983, when God did something very special for me and my friends Tony and Pete.
A Friend in Need.
The three of us met in the early 1960s, when we worked as Boeing engineers and had offices in the same building. We soon became close friends. All of us were Catholics, but Tony had fallen away from the church.
In February 1983, Pete and his wife went on an island cruise. When they came back, he said they had thoroughly enjoyed themselves but that he had picked up what seemed to be a slight cold or sinus infection. The problem lingered, so Pete went to see a doctor; he diagnosed a sinus problem and possible inner ear infection.
Despite treatment, Pete did not get better. He began to experience attacks of dizziness—vertigo, along with nausea and vomiting. Soon he was having an attack every forty-eight hours, with each one lasting about four hours.…
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