And so it was a year ago – on the Feast of St. Blaise – that I started this adventure. I read my goals for this blog below and I’m re-posting them again today. I am still working out some issues that will allow more open discussion on my posts, a better way for all to see the prayer requests and to work out the details for First Friday Mass. The number of people who read this blog is known only to God because I understand people read this from retweets and the like. I’m not too worried about the numbers – this will always reach the people that God intends to see it.
Thanks to all who do read this; the warm comments I’ve received back inspire me to continue this blog.
Do something great for our Lord today – pray for me to remain open to the wisdom of the Holy Spirit and keep these posts going for another year.
God’s will, not mine, be done.
Be not afraid; just have faith.
Jesus, I trust in You.
He must increase; I must decrease.
Today is the 3rd of February – ironically the feast day of my childhood parish – St. Blaise. I have been hearing the whispers of the Holy Spirit to make an effort to start a “men’s” club at my current parish – St. Mary Magdalen (Brentwood, MO). I’ve been ignoring the “whispers” for quite some time because no one has the time to add another meeting to the list – myself included. But the “whispers” continue and now I realize maybe the way to start this men’s group would be online. I could post my thoughts about a variety of topics each day and those who follow me could reply. I have also talked briefly with Fr. Siefert and Deacon Preiss about assisting me with the venture. The only time I would like this group to meet (in person) would be for a first Friday mass every month. I am working out the details with Fr. Siefert.
As this blog goes forward, I have only one goal, one purpose for this blog. I would like each man of our parish to participate in this blog. All men, myself included, regardless of age, need a daily push to be “Men of God” – strong virtuous men who love God, family and neighbor. I have found over the years that the devil takes a very active role in discouraging men from their true vocation – that all our actions be not for ourselves but the greater glory of God.
And so it begins. Seeing I’ve set this as a private blog, not many will read this first post – but God willing, that list will grow (daily).