Because Blogging For Christ Is Like Being St. Philip

Above is a snapshot of the last 500 visitors to this space. If a picture is worth 1000 words, then this one is worth 1500. As such, I’ll be brief. After baptizing the Ethopian eunuch, the Holy Spirit whisked Philip away to evangelize somewhere else. That is what it is like to be a Catholic working in the apostolate of St. Blogs.

the Spirit of the Lord took Philip away suddenly and the eunuch saw no more of him, but went on his way rejoicing.—Acts 8:39

I could kid myself that no one reads the stuff that is shared here, or on the other hand, that I “know” many of the readers who stop by. But the humbling truth is, I don’t know you. I didn’t e-mail you to please stop in. Something, or more accurately, someone, prompted you to stop in here today. You may have had no intention to do so, and yet you wound up here.

From the looks of it, you come from all over, from “every clime and place.” You are all welcome, all brothers and sisters of mine. And you are all God’s children. And you are not alone…

Thanks for stopping by. I pray your visit was a profitable one. Come back again soon.

Update: The Holy Father on Truth, Proclamation and Authenticity of Life in the Digital Age

  • Laude Arts and Gifts

    Thanks for putting my picture in your post! LOLI'm glad you are following in the footsteps of your patron St. Phillip. May he continue to bless your efforts.

  • Frank

    Wait, I thought you were in Iceland?! Looks like you aren't on here. :-P

  • Anne

    What a lovely post! The St. Phillip and the eunoch verse is one of my favorites, although I never would have made the same comparison that you have here. The power of the spirit can do some amazing things! Thanks for keeping on keeping on!

  • Frank

    And how about that hit from Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia?! That's amazing. *whistling sound*

  • Anonymous

    I've been reading your blog from Vietnam for months now. I notice that in my friend blog too. I visited her blog often. At least twice a week but it doesn't register.I stumbled upon this blog awhile ago but only stop to read it about 5 months now. I like what I read.God bless.

  • Frank

    Anon from Vietnam, Welcome to the blog and thanks for becoming a regular reader. The history of Catholics in Vietnam is long and full of great examples of faith.

  • Anonymous

    I should not write too late in the night when I was thinking very hard to solve a coding problem.I am the Anonymous above. Blogspot doesn't seem to register some countries correctly. I know for sure it doesn't register Vietnam as a fact. I visited my friend's blog often; I even have user name and password to log in but I don't see me being registered at her blog's stats.If you blog from Vietnam, then it registers visitors from Vietnam. Otherwise it seems to ignore it. Maybe it has to do with the way our country handle censorship. I can't go on facebook, for example, unless I use some VPN cloaking software.

  • Moses

    And it has linkage with Malaysia with respect to Penang College General, the Seminary for Peninsular Malaysia in the form of …"On 19th June 1988, 117 Vietnamese martyrs were canonised in Rome by Pope John Paul II. Among them were Frs. Philip Minh, Peter Qui, Paul Loc, John Hoan and Peter Lu – alumni of College General. A play dramatising their lives and martyrdom was staged by the seminarians at a mass celebrating the auspicious occasion at the Assumption Cathedral, Penang."

  • Frank

    HoChiMinh City Post and Telecom Company,,,I see you. :)