It was our last day at San Diego State and Brandy and I were sharing together for old time’s sake. We went up to Ricardo, who was eating his lunch. Ricardo was working in the bloodmobile that was on campus every single time that we were there. Ricardo told us his awesome story. It was long and complex, so I will do my best to get it right here.
Ricardo had grown up in the Catholic Church, however, like many Americans, he fell away from his faith in and after high school. He eventually got married and started a family. Yet, he began losing control of his life and dabbled extensively in drugs and alcohol. Eventually it began to tear his family apart and his wife threatened to divorce him if he didn’t shape up. As much as he loved her, he couldn’t resist the temptation of alcohol. A friend of his said that his church band was looking for a new member, a drum player I believe it was. Ricardo said that he would try out, even though church really wasn’t his thing. So he went to the Catholic Church with his friend, became a member of the band and started to grow. Jesus quickly captivated his heart and Ricardo left his sins behind, truly taking to heart Christ’s admonishment to “sin no more.” Christ saved Ricardo’s marriage and his family. More importantly Christ ransomed Ricardo’s lifeadn saved him from his sins.