A New Beginning

So I’ve decided to start a blog. I must admit, this is an entirely new endeavor for me. I have never been much of a writer, neither in school as a young man, or in my adult life. It seems odd to me that I would start now. I wish I could give a reason why I suddenly feel so compelled to do this, but I’m afraid all I have are a multitude of impressions that add up to a need. It’s rather odd really.

At first glance, one might think my intention is to write about my thoughts as I go through a life changing experience. That is most certainly true, but why? I have never been the type of person to need to chronicle anything. I am not big on pictures, I have never kept a diary and the only photo albums in my house were put together by my wife over ten years ago. I am not in any way an archivist. I’m more of an “in the moment” kind of guy.

Maybe I want to share this experience with others to help them if they feel a call to a religious vocation, be it a priest, deacon, nun or monk. Well, sure, why not. I suppose that is true, but I could hardly desire to post every week for someone who just might be interested. It seems a bit over overkill for a very light return.

Is my ministry confined to my parish? Not really, so I suppose that I hope I can reach more people with the message of Christ’s love through the internet. Yes, but that does make the assumption people would actually be interested in reading what I have to say. Honestly, I’m not all that interesting, so I doubt I am creating the next “mega-blog”.

In short, all these are good reasons, but I just feel like it’s something I should do.

Wait! I think I have figured it out. My mother suggested it, and I, of course, obey my mother at all times. (Unless my wife orders me to do something else!)

Please help more people find this blog, and share!

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