I remember well back in April and May 2011, when I started blogging, what it was like to post 2-3 times a week and realize that there were very few folks actually reading what I was writing.
It was up dramatically from when I would write in my own scripture journal, or when I would have so much to work through that I would use Word or Open Doc and seal it with a password.
So I did what this person did, as it would be more fun to have actual readers. I went off reading and commenting. I over-followed initially, looking for the reciprocal follow back to my blog. This was not a statistically successful tactic in retrospect.
The comment was nasty because it was blasphemous, and belittling, not that I avoid a good humbling, with all the great Saints telling us over and over again how important humility is to advance in the spiritual life.
- Leave it, and post a reply
- Delete it
- Move it to spam
I went with 3. I could have taken it if it was just insulting to me, but not if it was insulting to God. It was basically a rebuttal to the God is Love post I did late last month.
I have no idea how young, or old the person is, nor how long the person has been an atheist. What I know from the comment is there is an assumption that anyone that believes God is Love is not actually using the thinking potential of the brain.
I'm going to say a whole 5 mysteries of a rosary tonight for this person so they can know that God exists, God created this person to be loved, and to know, love and serve Him, through the mediation of Jesus Christ, Our Savior. In short, I am going to be a militant intercessor along with our Lady for this person. A shrink might say I'm passive aggressive or something, but this just feels right.
Well what would you have done, or what have you done when this happens to you?
On different note, the 9/11 memorial programs are really getting to me. I had a baby girl 14 days after the tragedy. I thought it was the pregnancy hormones then that had me sobbing on the way into work every day. It wasn't. It is just that sad, because I am doing the same thing tonight when they are showing the families of the deceased in the days following the attacks.
Our Lady of Peace please pray for us. Please pray for peace in this world, and an end to the two wars that our country's military is fighting.
|Our Lady of Peace|
God, Our Father, we thank you that you are going to bring about the Kingdom of your Son and a new heavens and a new earth, and that the delay is to save more of your children. We thank you for your mercy, and ask you for a greater outpouring of your Holy Spirit that your will would be done on earth as it is in heaven. In Jesus Name, Amen