12/27/10 Roberto, about 30
I was waiting to pick up a prescription at Walgreens and wandered outside where I found a young man named Roberto out for a smoke. He agreed to answer some questions and I found out that although he is Catholic and believes in God, he doesn't really believe in any sort of afterlife like heaven or hell. What he did have however, was an open mind - open enough to consider the possibility that there is indeed an afterlife and a judgment day. This is all I needed to help him consider what the Bible actually teaches about such things and where he stands with God if it is indeed true. After he considered these things I asked why he hasn't believed or taken the things of God seriously. It wasn't really a conscious decision and he really didn't know why so I asked if he had just gotten caught up in daily concerns like working and paying the bills and taking care of his family. He agreed that this was probably the case. So many people like this just seem to have never paused to think seriously about such things and just need someone to stop them right in the middle of their busyness and help them do so.