Other comments are - odd. Matthew Warner wrote about blog comments last year: which gave me fodder for three posts. One of them in this blog. (June 11, 2010)
Most folks leave short, conversational, comments. That's in blogs that I follow, and mine: Your experience may vary. That's fine - and sometimes makes the comment string read like a casual conversation.
Sometimes I leave a comment that's - not short. Like the one in a post on Catholic Dads:
- "24:15 Tumbleweed"
NOD, Catholic Dads blogs (August 10, 2011)
When I was done on Catholic Dads, I realized that I'd written a comment almost long enough to be a post by itself. Since I'm still recovering from the Catholic Marketing Network trade show, and running out of 'today' for today's tasks, I figured I'd copy my comment and paste it here.
Nerdy About God?NOD,
Thanks for sharing that.
I'm "people who 'grew up' somewhere." The Red River Valley of the North, on the Minnesota side, specifically. That life has its advantages: as does your background.
Good point, about our being "wayfarers and strangers in a strange land."
Now, the question: "Have you ever desired God?" Good discussion, I think, of prayer, desire for God, and all that.
Truthfully, though, I don't think I've *ever* had that "deep, keening longing that feels as if it can never be slaked except by an even more overwhelming Presence." It's not that I don't 'really' believe: at least, I don't think so.
But those intense 'mountain top' emotional experiences I've read about in 'lives of the Saints' books? Sure, I've 'felt the presence of God' when the Host is consecrated - no big surprise, considering that the Second Person of the Trinity had arrived. I've gotten homesick for the place I'm not at yet. But a sort of overwhelming emotional rush? No.
On the other hand, I've got a sort of nerdy fascination with God's creation - and a sense of wonder at what the Creator's making.
I suppose it'll do for now.
(comment on "24:15 Tumbleweed")
- "Faith With a Cold"
(October 18, 2010)
- "Having All the Answers, Knowing Some of the Questions"
(October 2, 2010)
- "God's Creation: He Seems to Think Big"
(September 23, 2010)
- "Matthew Warner on Blog Comments: Part 3 of 2"
(June 11, 2010)
- "Really 'Spiritual' Experiences: Those are Okay"
(April 22, 2010)