Why do I write? That is a very interesting question today, especially since I have been finding it to sit in front of a keyboard, or to pick up a pen. It was not too long ago, that I would be posting on my blog every other day, if not every day. I have a serious case of writer’s block, which is why I am trying out Writing 101.
Why do I want to write? Because sometimes I feel have something to share with the rest of the world. As a Christian Catholic, a Secular Franciscan, and a Deacon, I feel the need to share my experiences of my encounters with God through Scripture, the Eucharist, prayer, and life. I want to share the Good News of Jesus Christ with a world that more skeptical, that is a little darker, more violent, and where the poor and powerless have no voice. I want share the Good News with those who are struggling with the challenges of everyday life; by sharing my own struggles with living the faith daily.
I want to write about, and express my belief that the Catholic Church, this community of believers, is still relevant for our society today. While not turning a blind eye to its sins and failings, to express the joys, comfort, and inspirations I have experienced for myself. And I want to share my opinions with a voice that accepts others, whether they agree with me or not.
When I write, I hope I am becoming, like St. Francis of Assisi, a Herald of the Great King, Jesus Christ!