In A Rut


Herman was in a rut. His life was boring. Each day seemed just like the day before. He ate pretty much the same food everyday and did pretty much the same things too. “Surely there had to be more to life than that!” the little mouse thought.

He had learned in his schools when he was younger that there was no purpose to life. We just lived, they explained. And then we die. But deep down inside, Herman knew that wasn’t correct. He knew life had a purpose.

Herman decided he was going to find his life’s purpose — at least, he would seek his path for today. So he decided he would try something new. He would ask God to guide his footsteps today (Prov 16:3,9).


God said to the people of Israel, “I will give you a new heart. I will put a new spirit in you.” (Ezek 36:26) In short, He said He would give Israel a whole, new life. The Author of life (Acts 3:15) can write a beautiful story for your life too.


As Herman suggested, why not try something new?

If you’ve never put yourself fully into the hands of God, why not give it a try? For many thousands of years, people have been trusting in God — and it has always worked for them.

We’re still telling some of the great stories the Author of life wrote for many of those people. Maybe some day, people will be telling their friends about the remarkable story of your life. And even if it doesn’t work out that way for you, hey! You can always go back to the rut you’re in right now.

Your rut’s not going anywhere. It’ll be waiting there for you. But your life could be going somewhere! Trust in Jesus.


That’s our story, and we’re sticking to it. It’s cool to be Catholic. COOL2B!

In Christ.

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