Sunday, November 11, 2007

Just getting started

I am truly just getting started, but it's better late than never as one much wiser than I once said. I feel compelled to start by stating that this blog is a recent inspiration I received while meditating on the Mysteries of the Holy Rosary. I am not an academic, nor do I fancy myself at all an authority on theological material. I am just one man who, by the grace of God, received the great gift of Faith. What must be understood first and foremost is the simple fact that Faith is a gift. The giver of that gift is none other than God, the Creator of all things.

I truly wish to do one thing with this blog. To give witness to the Truth. As Christians, we are all called, in our state in life, to give witness to the Truth. I have prayed that The Holy Spirit will give me the words to accomplish that one task.

On my own, this task would be at best foolhardy. I am all too aware of my own faults and weaknesses. The definition of humility is recognition of the Truth. So, in all humility I place my trust in God through his Holy Spirit, to enlighten my mind and guard me from error in this task.

In this blog, I will attempt to confirm those who have received the gift of Faith, and hopefully bring others to seek Christ in their own lives. I will suggest some edifying reading which I have found very helpful in getting to know my God and my Savior Jesus Christ.

The world of the "blog" is a new and alien one for me, and I find it quite intimidating. So, please have patience with me. I will try to do a good job for Jesus, and count on Him to do the rest.

I would indeed be remiss if I were to neglect to consecrate this blog to the Immaculate Heart of Mary as Her intercession is an absolute necessity. I therefore consecrate this blog to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Mother of Our Lord Jesus Christ, and ask for Her powerful intercession in the use of this blog to further the most sacred mission of the salvation of souls.

So, let us put out into deep water and cast our nets trusting in God and His Divine Providence. I invite all who read this blog to participate and engage in discussion about Faith, Hope and, most importantly Christian Love.

May God bless all who read this bog, and may the Peace and Joy of Our Lord Jesus Christ be with you and your beloved always. Amen.


Anonymous said...

Thank you David!!! I'm new to the blogosphere myself and I'm thrilled you've begun.

I'll be visitng often and praying for your efforts. I'll also spread the word!

Barbara and I just returned form a terrific retreat with the women of the Mother of God Community. I think you'll notice the changes the Lord made!

Love, Mary

Anonymous said...

Dave, your first entry, "Just getting started" brings to my mind two things. First, for the title of the first post I think of Genesis 1:1,

"In the beginning, God..."

and for the content of the body I think of CCC 166.

"Faith is a personal act - the free response of the human person to the initiative of God who reveals himself. But faith is not an isolated act. No one can believe alone, just as no one can live alone. You have not given yourself faith as you have not given yourself life. The believer has received faith from others and should hand it on to others. Our love for Jesus and for our neighbor impels us to speak to others about our faith. Each believer is thus a link in the great chain of believers. I cannot believe without being carried by the faith of others, and by my faith I help support others in the faith."


a penitent woman, Deo gratias.