It is hard to believe that school starts (for some it already has and for others not yet but soon). With the start of school we also start religious education. My session of life gone crazy; my time will no longer be mine, not that it was before, now even more so. My life is dedicated to the middle school youth at my parish now until summer, and I love every moment of it. But this year, more than ever before, my life will also be dedicated to the promotion of the company (STATIC Solutions) my partner and I own. We are entering in to our first year of truly promoting our products. So life will be crazy!
But that not really what my blog is about that was just a little opener, to catch you up on what’s going on in my life (like you care!).
My good and faithful servant… Words we all want to hear when we enter the kingdom. Words that will tell us all we need to know about how God see us. My good and faithful servant… simple sounding but it packs a punch!
We are all called to be servants, we are all called to serve and even though I have always taught that and thought I lived it the best I could, I never really understood it until yesterday afternoon. I read a comment someone left on my other blog site, the comment was about my most popular blog called Darkness. They left a simple message, one of deep gratitude and one of even deeper despair. They left a message from their heart, and in doing so they left a part of themselves along with it. The message was one of thanks and of longing. It left me stunned, and feeling the weight of the world on my shoulders, it left me feeling responsibility beyond my ability, it left me with the power of life in my hands.
Darkness is about how we all life through dark moments in our life, but how this process is normal and natural, the Saints all lived in or through a state of darkness, Mother Theresa talks about it in her book and talks about how it helped her. The blog is one of hope and love; it calls to all of us, to the deep dark spots on our souls. It reached deep in to the darkness and lights a candle, places hope in the center of darkness. Or at least that’s what I hope it does. And it seemed to for the reader that left the simple message, their message of despair, their cry for help and understanding.
The message was a simple thank you, a thank you for understanding them, and for saving their life. The message was left by someone contemplating suicide. They thanked me for writing about darkness, but more so about writing about the light that is in the darkness. When I read the note left on the site, I was stunned, overwhelmed and truly humbled. And the words “My good and faithful servant” came to me. God whispered in my ear, lifted my soul and told me I was doing well. What a day it was, it filled me with emotions until I was overflowing. And then added more.
My Good and Faithful servant…
Words I pray I hear again
p.s: the other blog site is www.wordpress.youcanbenew.com the blog post is Darkness