Daily Archives: May 1, 2016
I receive this from a reader who signs with the (pen) name John D’Esposito.
I am an avid reader of many blogs as I have had very little or no interest in TV for many years even prior to the internet. Even so, I am averse to commenting on blogs and you will not find my name associated with any comment. In your case I feel the need to make an exception to express my gratitude and heartfelt thanks for your advice. I refer you to your blog of April 30th, 2013 wherein you advised your readers
“When you click here, think every time if your time would not be better employed praying the Rosary, unless you have already done so. Don’t listen to me. Listen first to the Blessed Virgin, St. Dominic, Blessed Alan de la Roche, Padre Pio and countless others.”
Well, I took up your advice and have not stopped since. I just finished praying the Rosary and my thoughts turned to you when I realised that tomorrow is the eve of Mary’s Month of May. I thought, well, might as well offer up tomorrow’s Rosary for that old codger seeing he got me into this. Mundabor, my life has turned around . . . and I mean big time!
So if your ears start ringing tomorrow, you can bet your bottom dollar it is me praying for you and yours and for whatever your spiritual needs are.
Thank you Sir, and may God bless you.
Well, thanks to you, Sir. You truly have made my day. You have made this old codger proud, and he will remember you in his prayers tonight.
I see in this a lesson for all of us, and a reflection for me alone.
The lesson is that what we write (myself as blogger, or you as bloggers and commenters) counts; by God’s grace, it touches other people’s lives. It touches them, at times, rather permanently, as in the case of this reader who read a blog post of mine exactly three years ago, and still remembers the day it changed (if I may say so; but rather, God changed it through this wretched, utterly unworthy sinner) his spiritual life.
What we write is read. This blog if often read by 1,500-2,000 unique visitors every day. What is published here, goes out in the world. Which is one of the reasons why I censor the comments with (old) Dominican zeal.
The reflection is whether I should not write non-political blog posts more often. Alas, the situation is so bad that I can’t even manage to keep pace with Francis’ heresies, so that becomes difficult. It seems to me that when the barn is burning, the first priority should be to be a part of the bucket brigade. However, messages like this tell me I should perhaps think a bit more beyond the burning barn. But it’s difficult, when the barn is burning.
Many thanks again, Mr D’Esposito. I am sure your comment will be of inspiration to many. May the Lord give you (and all of us) the reward for which we so much long, one day.