Father Mike Schmitz | 6:02
All right. All right. All right. All right. All right. My name is Father Mike Schmitz. This is Ascension Presents. So a number of years ago, my sister had shared with me that she was reading a book to her oldest son as they're getting ready for bed.
The book was called hatchet by Gary Paulsen, I'm sure many of you are familiar with this story is the story of a 13 year old boy named Brian ropes and whose plane crashes in the north Canadian wilderness. And he finds himself in this wilderness, trying needing to survive and needing to get it make his way back to civilization. So as my sister who's like, incredibly tough, like she's a, she's a type A awesome, like, just really strong person.
Anyways, as she was reading this book to her oldest son, they got to this point where, and it says this, he says, when he sat alone in the darkness and cried, and all it was done, all done with it. Nothing had changed. His legs still hurt, it was still dark, he was still alone, and the self pity had accomplished nothing. It was at this moment that my sister closed the book and said, did you notice that pay attention to this, you're crying, your self pity doesn't do any good.