For a couple of years I was an occasional poster on Pontifications, the Blog created and maintained by my dear friend, Fr. Al Kimel, and it was he who suggested that I create my own. It was a friendly suggestion. Yesterday, after a little more than two months, we passed 50,000 views, which is far more readership than I would ever have imagined. It felt like a milestone, but mostly like encouragement.
I’m writing a small note today to thank you who read, and the wonderful notes, responses, questions that have come my way since starting this small effort. A friend sent me an email yesterday that said, “Your writings are like your heart.” It was a very kind thing to say and perhaps not too far from the truth, except that I try not to post the darkness of my heart which exists in plenty.
But I have been able in writing to speak from a place that is not always accessible to me. Sometimes I find it when I’m preaching, but those are very blessed moments. Somehow writing is easier. I also enjoy finding pictures, mostly from my files of shots I’ve taken on my trips this past year, with occasional “family album” stuff.
I am grateful for the relationships that are created in this strange “blogosphere” – relationships are great anywhere you can find them. Thank you again for reading, for thinking and sharing. I pray God will bless all of us in our service to Him and one another.
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