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I went back to the article "Breakfast with Tom" in the May 19 Sentinel as I was reading the second installment in the June 2 issue. While reading how Tom Boomershine discovered the storytelling aspect of the Gospels, my foot began to itch. This has been an ongoing problem. The irritation has been exceedingly painful, and sometimes I feel like crying inside. But I had been praying for some time to hear God's "angel" thoughts.

I took ideas from this article to tell myself the story of the leper who came to Jesus asking to be healed. I thought of this man wrapped in a blanket, feeling the pain and disease of his affliction. Trembling with the agitation of his discomfort, he sees Jesus approaching. There is a light coming from him. Not a blinding light, but a warm, comforting light.

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