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The Life of St John Bosco

“When deep sleep falls upon men, in slumberings upon the bed; then He opens the ears of men, and seals their instruction” (Job 7:14).

God has revealed things to men in dreams throughout time. In the Bible we read many stories of how God spoke to His people through dreams. He revealed to Joseph that Mary was with child through the power of the Holy Spirit. He spoke to Joseph again to take Mary and the child Jesus to Egypt to escape King Herod. These are but two instances in the Bible where God spoke through dreams.

God still speaks to people through dreams. One such person was John Bosco (John Bosco is also known as Don Bosco. Don is a Spanish title for Father.)

John Bosco was only nine years old when he had a dream that he could not forget. It turned out to be prophetic. John dreamed that he was in a field with many other young boys who were cursing and misbehaving and totally out of control. They were shouting, shoving and fighting. Suddenly a man dressed in white and whose face shone with light appeared and summoned John. He told John, “You will have to win these friends of yours, not with blows, but with gentleness and kindness.” John was astounded. He was just a kid himself and this man expected him to bring these unruly children under control? John answered, “I’m just a boy. How can you order me to do something that looks impossible?” The man answered, “What seems so impossible you must attain by being obedient and acquiring knowledge.” The boys turned into the wild animals that they had been acting like. The man then told John that the field was John’s life’s work and that once John changed and grew in humility and faithfulness, he would see a change in the children — a change that the man then demonstrated. The wild animals suddenly changed into gentle lambs.

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