In these last few weeks I have taken major steps (at least for me, though they will probably seem quite simple and small to most) to launch, or maybe relaunch, Evangelize Me! My hope for Evangelize Me! is that I will find an outlet for the abundance of grace God has bestowed on me, the passion I have for people to know the reality of his love, the power of his Spirit, the depth of fulfillment available when you know his personal, passionate, cosmic plan for you. I want to proclaim the Good News to every soul who will listen! The need for this message to be proclaimed in a clear and relevant way is growing by the day as our postmodern society slips further into the morass of secular relativism. I am amazed at how many Catholics have no knowledge of their faith or the of scriptures; and that lack of knowledge leads to a lack of hope and peace and joy which is a tragic loss for God’s own children but an even greater loss to this world in which we are called to live lives of hope and peace and joy as a witness to the reality of God and his love! And so it is with a sense of urgency of late that I have totally revived my website, set up a series of Advent meditations, started a youtube channel, and began the process of starting a nonprofit. Please pray that I can stay clear and focused because I am so easily discouraged. In these next few weeks I am hoping to blog and video the thoughts and presentations on the incarnation I am doing here in Maine and in Massachusetts. I would love to begin a weekly video on the Gospel readings so people can be better prepared for Mass on Sunday and find a greater experience of grace at Mass. Due to some generous gifts, I have been able to get some materials I need to do this. Maintaining discipline will be challenging because my life is already filled with family and friends, evangelism opportunities, parish responsibilities and the need to have fun and relax. Add to this that I am just learning how to video, edit and post things, and I have no idea how to even start a podcast and you can get a sense of what a challenge it will be! Oh, for more hours in a day! But I trust that if this is a work of His Spirit and is timed according to his will it will come to pass without any stress or fear because it is truly his work, not mine. And if I fail at this attempt, then it changes nothing of his love and plan for me, only that I will learn more deeply of it.
For many years, I have wanted, with all my heart, to proclaim the profound and amazing truths of the Christian faith. I know that in this faith is the complete fulfillment of the deepest longings of every human heart; the desire to love and be loved in a heroic way, an overarching and eternal purpose for every life as a whole and for every little decision that gets made, the chance to make a difference in this world and for eternity, and to find the strength to hope and believe and battle to become the person I was truly created to be, which is the one I most deeply want to be. The Gospel not only calls to the deepest longings of our hearts but challenges us intellectually to meditate and understand profound mysteries that are beyond anything we could imagine. It calls us to peace and beauty and goodness. It is what this crazy world needs right now.
And so, with the encouragement of friends and family, I am endeavoring to make what I have to offer available on a larger scale. I want to teach and speak more, I want to do more small group evangelization and I want to try to create a digital platform where others can be taught.
I entrust my hopes and plans to God. I make no pretense of knowing his plans and have no desire but to fulfill the passion he has put in my heart, to know him more deeply and to make him known. Please pray for me in this process, as I am easily distracted, overwhelmed and discouraged. Please pray that I am responsive to his lead and timing and that he will provide exactly what I need when I need it. Pray that God will bless this little work. The fields are truly "ripe unto harvest."