A Penitent Blogger

Mindful of my imperfections, seeking to know Truth more deeply and to live Love more fully.

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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

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A few days ago, the Holy Father issued his Message for World Communications Day 2010, which included a call for priests "to proclaim the Gospel by employing the latest generation of audiovisual resources (images, videos, animated features, blogs, websites)..."

All of us as believers in the Lord Jesus should do the same, to the extent we can.

But some may ask, what good would my puny efforts be in the vast ocean of verbiage which is the World Wide Web?

Today’s Gospel (Mark 4:1-20) gives us an answer in the Parable of the Sower: the sower who scattered the seed widely, even in directions that may not seem likely to bear fruit.

Likewise, if we are absolutely faithful to the Word of God in what we say online, our efforts can bear amazing fruit by the grace of God (even if we do not realize it).

To be sure, we must be prudent: in what we say, in protecting ourselves, and in avoiding debates with those who would drag us down to their level.

Likewise, we must not let our digital life and ministry impair our non-digital life and ministry.

In all the aspects of our lives, online and otherwise, we need to spread the Word of God and the love of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.