A Rodent Like Me

Our Story …

Herman was “bummed out.” Disappointed. Depressed. You know! Or maybe you don’t …

The little, orange Cathedral mouse was not feeling very good about himself today. So how could he be blamed for not feeling good about the world around him?

Fortunately, his friend Bishop Bob noticed. And he asked Herman about it.

It Is Written …

The Bible warns us not to put our trust in our own understanding (Prov 3:5-6). We are cautioned that we don’t always know what’s going on with people and in the world around us. There is much yet to learn.

So what do you do in the meantime? In that same Bible verse, we are encouraged to trust Jesus. He makes the path straight for those who trust and follow Him.

Life Goes On …

There are a lot of reasons a little mouse might feel depressed these days. As we dig deeper, we almost always uncover a soul issue at the core.

Frank Sheed tells us there are two elements composing the human soul. They are “the will” and “the intellect.” The great purpose of the will is to love powerfully. The great purpose of the intellect is to know and understand, with our focus being on God and His creation.

(Source: Theology and Sanity, Frank Sheed; Catholic Way Publishing, New York NY; 2019.)

In the soul, we find the power to know, love, and understand. But we can’t do it alone. That’s because the world is full of distractions for our souls. They’re especially noticeable in the media, but you’ll find them many other places too.

To protect your soul, you must learn to trust Jesus, and this takes time. But the good news is that it always starts with a decision. That happens in an instant, and it can be renewed daily.

The Bible also tells us that the Church, which actually preceded the Bible, is God alive in the world. She is the pillar and foundation of truth. (1 Tim 3:15).

You’re really on the path when you start learning to use the tools Jesus left His followers. Of course, they include the Church, the Bible, and the sacraments.


So if you’re struggling, don’t give up. As Bishop Bob says, “Hang in there!”

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

In Christ.

2 thoughts on “A Rodent Like Me

  1. Catholics are so blessed to be supported by their community of believers. Today my impossible crisis was solved quickly by a benevolent parish couple who came to my aid. Thank you Jesus for a Holy Trinity caring Brother and Sister. Earl’s prayer was answered. Herman, you are so right in putting your hope in Holy Mother Church, Amen 🙏


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