For The Love of God

For The Love of God

by Tony Sampson


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"Father O'Malley. Is that you?" A pleasant female voice called out behind me. Upon recognizing Sandra Johnson, my heart beat more quickly. I had first noticed Sandra while delivering Mass the second Sunday in my new parish. Each week since then, when I saw her, I tried to view her as only another soul to save. But the image of her ready smile and attractive features invaded my mind many times each day. And I found myself thinking of her as a beautiful woman. I knew my thoughts were inappropriate for a man in my profession. Nevertheless, I started to realize how enjoyable an attractive female companion could be.

What could precipitate a priest with strong religious faith to have a sudden interest in a beautiful young woman? Does he forsake his calling in the face of such human temptation?

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781932672701
Publisher: Outskirts Press, Inc.
Publication date: 08/05/2005
Pages: 164
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.38(d)

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As I continued to stand very near to Sandra, with my heart beating madly, I realized that my rushing blood was not because of the exercise. Sandra’s body almost touching mine was causing a burning emotion that left me lightheaded. Until I moved from Detroit, I’d never had any doubt of my love for God. Nor any temptation toward seeking the physical pleasures of a woman. But, since arriving at this diocese, it’s become easier and easier to contemplate loving a woman like Sandra. I‘ve been saddened by this withering away of my love for God and my doubting His existence. At times, though, this sadness had been replaced by daydreams of Sandra. Or a woman like Sandra. But as I stood so near her with our hands on each other’s arms, my heart leapt, realizing my fanciful feelings toward her had somehow been reciprocated. For the first time in my life, my lips touched a woman’s, in a light caress.

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