My Third Encounter With Christianity….

While Muslims do not believe Jesus was crucified, today is the day that Christians celebrate his resurrection.

Today is also a day I would like to share a story with my friends here. The third in the “My Encounter With Christianity” series, and one that is either a huge coincidence, or an actual encounter with Christianity.

In Part I, I had encountered a woman on a local bus one early Sunday morning.

The bus was more than half full, and as she was talking the passengers were divided into three camps. About one-third were laughing at her, the second-third were just listening to her, and the rest were not paying attention at all. As she slowly walked through the crowd, I noticed a small cross drawn on her forehead. Approaching my seat we made eye contact. At that moment she blew me a kiss, and said “You’re different. You are my messenger!” Well, her statement certainly surprised me! After that she just looked at me a did not say another word. Then she walked back to the front of the bus and sat down. About 15 minutes later I had reached my stop and walked past her. She just looked at me and nodded her head! Like I said strange…

Since that day, I had seen her on the bus twice. The second time was like she was a complete stranger, then there was this…

This time there were only about a dozen passengers on the bus, and I did not even see one person paying attention to her. In fact, one started laughing and mocking her when she got off the bus. After a couple of minutes she rose from her seat and walked to the top step of the back section of the bus. I continued to watch her, and all of a sudden she stared at me as her eyes widened and said “(we?) pray for those who use the devil to murder. They (with a little nod, implying the other passengers on the bus) do not know, but we do.” Then the bus made it’s next stop which was in front of a Church, and she exited. As she approached the Church she saw a groundskeeper, and either hugged him or just put her arm around him. It was hard to exactly tell as the bus began to pull away. Like I said, I though it was interesting. Interesting but strange.

Now my latest worldly encounter had come approximately one year ago.

One night I was walking through the Queens section of NY, and had noticed the following necklace/beads laying on the floor.


Of course I picked it up and placed it in my inside jacket pocket. It remained there for a few weeks, until one day I had noticed it was missing from my pocket. It had fallen out on my dresser.

I had left it there, and approximately two weeks later I was walking in Manhattan under a scaffolding on a rainy night, and lo and behold…


I also picked this one up, and thought there must of have been a festival or something and they were all over the place. Well it has been at least a year, and I have never seen another one.

As for my two finds, they have been on display in my bedroom ever since.


Happy Easter my friends!

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6 comments for “My Third Encounter With Christianity….

  1. April 21, 2014 at 3:59 am

    God works in mysterious ways.

  2. ChrisLA
    April 21, 2014 at 6:54 am

    Readers who are interested in an objective assessment of the Easter story by a former atheist, lawyer, and law editor for the Chicago Tribune should get a copy of “The Case for Easter” by Lee Strobel. They can get one for about $3 including postage at

    • admin
      April 21, 2014 at 10:45 am

      Thanks Chris!

  3. Diane
    April 23, 2014 at 4:38 pm

    There are Prayer Vigils every Sunday at the Old World Fair Vatican Pavillion in Corona. The pilgrims gather to Pray the Rosary and many are distributed. This is the Our Lady Of The Roses apparition site many years ago. Maybe The Mother Mary is trying to get your attention. Prayers for you Chris. St Michael be your armor.

    • admin
      April 24, 2014 at 1:51 pm

      Thank you Diane!

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