As we prepare to celebrate the Fourth Sunday of Advent I realize that my Christmas greetings are a bit premature. However, I know the likelihood of finding time to write another post between now and Christmas is highly unlikely. Thus, I would rather be early than late with my prayerful good wishes to each of you.
I have appreciated sharing this blog space with you over the past year. I am humbled by the fact that there there have been days when the site received over 500 page views in a day. I never imagined it growing beyond a few parishioners from each of the parishes where I have previously served. I started my writing because of a few requests from people who appreciated my homilies when I worked in their respective parishes. It has now become a forum to dialogue with old friends and new, and it gives a place for me to process my thoughts (maybe in too public of a way at times).
Your e-mails regarding my postings have been thought-provoking and engaging. Even when you disagree with what I say we can have an enjoyable discussion. You have touched my life in a positive way by sharing this forum with me. It is always a privilege when we are provided with an opportunity to delve into the depths of our faith. I hope I have given you good food for thought from time to time throughout the year.
Merry Christmas to each of you! I hope and pray that the blessings of God enrich your life in a powerful way during these holy days.