No one seems to remember when John first started coming to the Wick. Who is he? Why the Warwick Tavern? His discussions on life and faith don’t seem appropriate for a neighborhood tavern.
Despite that—or perhaps because of it—people come to him and welcome his views, which always seem uncannily tailored to what they needed to hear. The crazy thing? They didn’t come to the Wick to have any such conversations; they came to have a few drinks and laugh with friends. At least, that’s what Wick’s regular Bob thought when he stopped in one night.
But there was something about John that drew people to him. When Bob sat down next to John that night, he didn’t yet realize the unexpected path John would set him on. Over a couple of months, John, Bob, and a handful of other regulars discuss and witness the power of prayer, God’s graces, hope, faith, and so much more.
So, pull up a stool at the bar, order a drink from Al, and remember - open your mind, your spirit, your heart and soul. John will lead you through a journey of faith, hope, joy, and light.
Tom and his wife Dorothy live in Clarksboro, New Jersey. Tom is a retired systems engineer, a magician, a teacher and an ex-deacon in the Catholic Church. As a deacon in the Catholic Church, Tom’s ability to simplify material carried over to scripture and religious education. Now, Tom has turned his attention to writing and through his storytelling, he connects with his readers who, amidst their chaos and pain, their unpleasant and unexpected experiences, their loneliness and grieving, they can find glimmers of hope, faith, love and peace.
When asked to pray for someone, do you? Do you think your prayer matters?
Wisdom from the Wick
“Frank asked you to pray for his aunt. Do you think your prayers will have any effect on the MRI results? I mean, I always hear people say, ‘Pray for me’ or ‘Keep her in your prayers,’ but . . . Isn’t the cancer either better or worse?” Bob hesitated, trying to keep a relatively emotionless expression. “Do you really think the prayers have any effect at all?”