Like most of us, we only occasionally stop and take time to reflect on our spiritual relationship with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Unfortunately, I was not even occasionally stopping to spend those precious moments. I was too busy chasing a quarterly sales number to really feel His presence. How in the world would I squeeze in time for God given my daily routine of family, work, etc.?
I think it all started as a child when I thought attending mass on Sunday for 1 hour/week would make all right with the world ... because an hour is a lot of time. Boy was I wrong!
And now as an adult, invitations to speak with Pat about my religious experiences went unaccepted. I made excuse after excuse to not meet Pat MacPherson for breakfast, coffee, or any other event. What was I so afraid of? Would my ignorance be exposed? Was I too scared to look at that “man in the mirror”?
It seems like just yesterday that Pat and I met for our first of many Tuesday morning cups of coffee. Pat’s power, persistence, and persuasion have turned my life around in a few short years. I can only smile as I write this column given my new relationship with God. I am a better father, husband, and overall person and it’s a direct result of Pat MacPherson. If you haven’t spent even 15 minutes with Pat to feel God’s existence on earth, I strongly encourage you to pick up the phone and arrange that same coffee meeting I had 2 years ago. It’s changed my life. Thanks Pat.