Our crimes and our sins weigh us down; we are rotting away because of them. How can we survive? As I live, says the Lord God, I swear I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked man, but rather in the wicked man’s conversion, that he may live—-Ezekiel 33:10b,11a from Monday Daytime Prayer of Holy Week
I want to thank Fr. Shane and all the Tumblrs who have come to check-out my new blog!
I know I’ve only been posting for a few days, but you probably already get the idea of where I plan to go with this blog. I want to share what means the most to me in life as well as the lesser important stuff. I borrowed the title of the blog from my dad. He loves to read. He writes his notes on index cards and over the years he’s accumulated piles of cards full of quotes and observations. They’re stored on his shelf in a shoebox labeled: “Just Words File.”
The word “just,” of course, may be used as either an adjective or an adverb. The meaning and usage are vastly different. Compare steel beams to pixy sticks.
I plan to play on both meanings of the word “just” throughout the blog, often jumping from one sense of the word to the other. Where else will you expect to find Cyril of Jerusalem together with Baman & Piderman?
I hope the blog will, in some way, serve my vocation as a Catholic Priest. I plan to write about the faith, answer questions and take prayer requests. I also plan to send tweet-like messages from time to time from my phone when I’m out and about with the people of God. It will become, for me, a kind of personal journal. The French missionaries wrote The Jesuit Relations. I humbly offer you my blog.
If you are a young man thinking about the priesthood, I want my blog to serve you in a particular way. Use my blog to follow me around the church, the school and the neighborhood. Look over my shoulder when I’m at my desk opening the mail, kneel beside me when I’m in the chapel praying before the Blessed Sacrament and even stand next to me when I’m at the altar offering the sacrifice of the mass. Fr. Fredrico Suarez did it better than I can, but I hope to give you some sense of what a priest actually does from day to day.
Finally, I think a blog can be a great way for everyone to pray for each other, encourage each other in holiness and build up the kingdom of God. Know that you’re in my thoughts and prayers.
Fr. P. Pomposello
Saint Joseph’s Saturday Morning Cartoon Time! Thanks to Alex and Lindsay for their good clean fun!