Today's Gospel talks about all of us being invited to the wedding. It will take a lifetime to prepare, but not all of us will do that. I heard a priest say recently that the scariest words in the Bible from our Lord are, "I do not know you."
Today marks my 365th article, here at ChicagoNow. After hitting the "submit your idea" button a year ago, I never expected the email I received that said, "We like your idea."
I also never expected that people from all over the world would read what I wrote. Initially, my daughter enlisted her friends to like my page even if they weren't Catholic. I couldn't afford ads, so I started posting as Being Catholic ... Really on different Catholic Facebook pages and slowly the "likes" moved up.
The biggest surprise, though, was the people behind those Facebook pages, that actually cared about my faith journey and often wrote encouraging words to me when I felt I had nothing to offer. It was extraordinary!
As I look back over the last year, I have been blessed in many ways. Writing about being Catholic has helped me live my faith. The Facebook people who encouraged me, gave me insights into our religion that I don't think I would have if I wasn't writing and getting feedback from total strangers.
My husband and I talk about our faith all the time, but the blog also opened the eyes of my children into a new dimension of their mother.
So thanks to ChicagoNow for the opportunity and the other bloggers for their support. Thank you to the Facebook people for your insights and help. And to my husband and children: there are no words.
And to quote one of God's chosen warriors: "ONWARD!"