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Child left on church doorstep while its mother disappeared without a trace for 15 years – Story of the day

When her husband died, Linda didn’t want to raise her 3-year-old stepchild, Lucas, so she left him at the local church and disappeared from his life. Fifteen years later, Linda appears to beg for forgiveness, but he has only a few words to say to her.

Lucas can barely remember his life before living in St. Mary in Siloam Springs, Arkansas. He vaguely recalled his father and mother, but those were only a few images. His real memories begin later when the nuns of the church raised him.

They told him that a woman dropped him on his doorstep when he was just three years old, and they have taken care of him ever since. When Lucas was seven, the church started a full-fledged orphanage and took in other children.

Lucas was left on the doorstep of the church at the age of three. | Source: Shutterstock

Most of them were adopted, but not Lucas. So he has a special place in the hearts of the nuns, especially Mother Rosa. “Mother Rosa, do you think I will see my parents again?” he asked her once at the age of nine.

“I don’t know, Lucas. It’s hard to tell, and I don’t see your mother quite well. But God has a plan for everyone. We love you here, dear. We are your family,” she replied. Lucas was satisfied with that answer.

He attends a nearby public school and enjoys helping the children at the orphanage. He also learned the value of giving back to the community, and his faith grew through the priest’s sermons.

He was raised by nuns. | Source: Pexels

At the age of 15, he decided to become a priest and wanted to help lower-income communities. But first he had to learn a lot of things and couldn’t start an apprenticeship until he was an adult.

At the age of 18, Lucas became an official seminarian of the church, and they were all very proud of him. It will take time and a lot of work before he reaches the priesthood, but he passed the test. This is all he’s ever known, and he loves it.

But one day, a woman walked into the church and recognized him immediately. “Lucas,” she breathed softly. Lucas looked at her and recognized her ragged clothes as well as her thin figure.

“Madam, do you need any help? I can direct you to the nearest soup kitchen. They will have something warm for you to eat,” the young man suggested.

“No, Lucas. I’m Linda, your stepmother. I guess you don’t remember because you’re so young,” Linda revealed and hesitated.

Linda goes to church and wants to talk to him. | Source: Pexels

“Oh, yes. I just learned that a woman dropped me here and never came back. It’s been 15 years,” Lucas commented.

“Wow, I can’t believe it’s been this long,” said Linda. “Can we talk?”

Lucas motioned for them to sit on the church pedestal. He wanted to know what this woman had to say, and this was a great practice for his intended mission.

“I come here humbly to ask your forgiveness. I shouldn’t have left you here. What a selfish person I am,” Linda began. “But when my husband, Carlos, died, I didn’t know what to do.”

“Carlos is my father? I really don’t miss him,” Lucas asked.

“Yes, and he loves me. He raised me alone, but I didn’t have any maternal instincts. So when he passed, I was lost. I wanted to have a new life and decided to leave you here,” Linda embarrassedly admitted. “But my life wasn’t what I expected it to be.”

She became homeless after messing with a bad man. | Source: Pexels

“I’m here to listen,” Lucas said as calmly as he could. He was heartbroken because his father had really gone, and this woman had abandoned him. But it must be part of God’s plan.

“Well, your father left the house to me. But then I got confused with a horrible man. I committed some crimes on his behalf, then he convinced me to put the deed on the house in his name for legal purposes after I got into some trouble. He sold it and made a ghost for me,” Linda explained in tears.

“I have nothing left. I tried to find work, but I was hit with a record, so I’ve been on the street ever since. I haven’t been to this part of town in years, but today, I thought I’d ask around for you, and as soon as I saw you, I knew. He looks exactly like Carlos.”

Linda begs for forgiveness, but Lucas can’t give it to her. | Source: Pexels

Lucas smiled, thinking that he once had a father who loved him and was like him. “But why have you come to see me?” The young man asked the question.

“I need you to forgive me, Lucas! Out of all the horrible things I’ve done, there’s one that has annoyed me. I was horrible to you as a kid. I used to give you water and call it ‘soup.’ I once left her at home alone all day,” sobbed Linda.

“That means the best thing you’ve ever done for me is leave me here. I had a wonderful childhood. The people in this church became my family,” Lucas revealed.

“Really?” Linda cried, looking up at him. “Does that mean you forgive me?”

He tells her that only God can forgive her and walk away. | Source: Pexels

“I’m afraid I can’t do that. The only person who can forgive you is God. I can only say that I do not resent or hate you for what you have done. But you need to ask God for forgiveness. Talk to Father Peter, he’ll help you,” Lucas suggested, gesturing to Father Peter, who was inside the confessional. Then he left.

Lucas hoped he was as sympathetic as possible, not wanting anything to do with her. However, becoming a priest would be more complicated than he imagined.

What can we learn from this story?

  • You can earn forgiveness. Forgiveness can be achieved by atone for your mistakes and asking God for mercy.
  • Any profession or call has work. Some people think that being a priest is easy. But you must sympathize and sympathize with people, even hearing their guilt. That takes effort.

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