The Catholic bloggers are here because they have something to say, learn, or teach. We love this faith vehicle Christ gave us and continue to strive to know her as we climb her pillars to eternity. I am one of them, hence the name of my blog. So, when I joined the ranks of the Catholic blogsphere, I introduced my intensions in my first post and from there to present I have strived to continue down the path paved. Not to mention that during this time, life continued to occur in the Pillar household with liturgical seasons, holidays, carnivals, death, schooling, depression, arguments, and famial strife, online theology courses, summertime, and celebrations to blog about, but always through my Catholic worldview, I think.
A recent course that I took in my journey to becoming a Master Catechist is Evangelization and Discipleship, in the course book, Catholic Evangelization, the heart of ministry, by Fr. Robert J. Hater, PhD. He discusses that
“God is disclosed to human (for example, through nature, or people)… and that the Catechism says, “our knowledge is often obscured and disfigured by error” (CCC#286). No exact answers exist to problems such as evil, suffering, and death, or the mysteries of the world’s origins, human destiny, and eternal life. From nature, the best answers we have are still only a hint or suggestion.”Voila! Catholic bloggers are part of this nature that God is revealed to us through. How many times has someone written from their heart about a part of their faith and communications with God that touched me and inspired me to continue my journey. In my little corner of the world, I am an island as I yearn and thrive on Catholic literature, encyclicals, Apostolic letters and theology courses from afar. There is not one other person nearby that I can equally share my desires, roadblocks, and epiphanies, so where I go is to the computer, turn it on and find someone who understands there.
So, I am different today, refreshed, smarter, and a little more confident in my quest as an evangelist. All because I joined the blogging world of Catholics and found a community that I can call home.