We all have something in life we struggle with. Things that we find difficult to deal with, and don’t really know where to begin addressing them. This could be something personal or relational. Maybe it is a vice we just can’t seem to shake off, a relationship that has become estranged, the loss of a loved one, etc. We may try to brush these pain points aside and keep moving forward in life, simply gritting and bearing it, but the pain never really goes away. These struggles continue to make their regrets known and their sorrows felt. During the Season of Lent, we are asked to confront the personal, relational and societal struggles and shortcomings of our lives in light of the self-sacrificing and life-giving love of the Son of God Incarnate, Jesus Christ.
I wrote Just A Little Talk several years ago when I was reflecting on a tragedy in my own life that touched nearly every single aspect of my existence as I knew it up until then. By the grace of God working through many good people around me, I eventually came to understand that the only source of real healing was the saving love of Jesus Christ. This is reflected in the structure of Just A Little Talk. Most of its chapters revolve around one of the traditional stations of the cross. And so, while the book can be read any time of the year, it is especially appropriate for Lent. It was written with the hope that anyone struggling could place his or herself in Dominic’s shoes, bring their struggles, fears, and desires to Jesus and find new life in His loving embrace.
Your servant in Christ,
From the back cover:
Dominic has been released from prison after serving time for the accident that claimed his best friend’s life and destroyed his future. As he travels through his neighborhood headed home, rain starts to fall, forcing him into a church and an encounter that just may restore his life.
An old priest enters the church and sits to chat with Dominic. Dominic learns this man is a good friend of his parents. What’s more, this man claims to have known Dominic all his life. Dominic can’t remember the man, but he carried on a conversation with him anyway. As they talk, Dominic relives moments from his past and confronts his beliefs about God and Jesus. Dominic wants to believe, but how can he after what has happened? And would Jesus event want to know him? What makes Dominic worthy?
Discover how life can be forever altered when Dominic takes his time for Just a Little Talk.