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So, my last writing obviously belongs in Letters.
My husband asked me what I wrote about, and I told him — and in doing so, I came up with a synopsis for you, and a way for application: how can you take what I’ve muddled through and apply it to your life?
I prayerfully write to love God and love my neighbor. Language, stitching together words can do this in whatever capacity. I’m not a poet, nor an essayist, but I do love and try to express my love to my fellow man through my words. I know I can affect something, pointing to Someone through what I say.
Writing had been absent from my life for so long, this became obvious to me — sometimes you need the absence of to see the thing so much clearer. Such was the case for me. My writing here since 2020 mainly encompassed the topics of God and Love.. mixed in with plenty of random musings, very bloggy, but more than that. I was actually directing it to someone.. my neighbor. My audience, my friend, my buddy, my pal, my long-lost childhood friend, my husband when he was little, the Child Jesus, take your pick. I had a mental picture and was always in the company of someone, who fueled me. Why? Because I die for true friendship. I think we all do. I still believe it is real and exists somewhere out there. So, in coming here, I chose to believe that it always has.. that’s what my Voice portrays. That’s my belief that I’ll carry to heaven, because, you know what? It’s true: we’ve all a True Friend who awaits us. Ultimately, He is in you, so I’m right to believe I love you, friend.
I quit this kind of writing toward the end of last year. This substack has been substantially stagnant since at least January of this year.. and summer comes. Life has taken me from the pursuits of what I love and Who I love. God is mixed up in all this.. I write and I can’t help but regard Him.. because as my friend, I wish you to look at Him as I do. (See? Isn’t He fascinating? How He just pops up out of nowhere?)
I write to love.
At some point, the mode will change.. I don’t know when or how, it may not be even on this platform. Until then, this type of writing is a part of me, as much as it is a part of you, O Ye Who Reads.
Find your Truth to actively Love.
I write. I think. And in the process, I try to love. It may sound all bullshitty — I mean, just to say I love you demands some sort of action to prove it, no? But, hey.. I’m Rando in the world, living here with you, Other Rando. When will you ever find words by someone who tells you I love you for nothing? Is that even possible? Can love be that free? In the world of words, yes, it can. Look at the expression of prayer — this is what this writing is. I contemplate God and express in Love.
What do you to to show love? To cultivate it, hone it, polish it, transmit it? To whom?
What is your attraction or your forte? What Act would demonstrate your Voice? and therefore Truth?
Start small, habituate in Goodness, douse with Beauty, drench in Prayer to arrive at Truth on Love.
I wish I were there to rally you on, but I will pray for you.. the world needs His Voice through our making to see His Love & come to Truth.
I’ve to go.. it’s the Greatest Prayer Time for us.. Holy Mass Time & I take you with me.
In Spiritu Tuo, ad gloriam Patris. 5.21.2023. Ascension Sunday.