This story was sent to this website by a man in his 70's who prefers to remain anonymous, and goes only by "Professor L". He is a respected professor for a university in the Detroit area. I know him personally and when I read this story, my interpretation of God's message to him was, "Continue to Feed my Sheep, as you have done for over 30 years now my faithful servant! You live my message, and that feeds my people... and my people are all people I created, Christian and not. You teach my message to youngsters by being a volunteer teacher of Catechism each school year. You share my message with your many children and grandchildren, and they have blossomed as a result of it."
In my lifetime, despite the fact that I have always identified with "doubting Thomas", I have had some personal Epiphanies. Not because of any merit, holiness or special faith on my part but because I have asked questions of the Lord and received answers.
I had an experience I've never shared before. It's of a prayer I offered on my 50th birthday and the answer I received.
I gave thanks to the Lord on my 50th birthday: thanks for my parents, wife, children, career and every blessing I could think of, acknowledging that I likely have more years behind me than those remaining. So I asked the Lord what he wanted from me in the years I have left.
The thought which came to me was "Feed My Sheep". It wasn't a voice, it was a thought. The source is clear to me since the message was not feed the Lord's sheep but "Feed My Sheep".
I am sure there are many other people more worthy than I but I feel privileged to be able to serve the Lord.
Professor L, Michigan