Anybody out there?
My Space, Twitter, Face Book, LinkedIn, My Life, Tagged! Everyone's cyber networking whether it is socially, educationally or career related. One or two sites were cool in the beginning but now we have a proliferation of these social networking sites, everyone has a profile set up somewhere, a picture posted and tells the whole world what they are doing. Everyone's life is an open book. Or is it?...
...Then why do we rush to project who we think we are or at least who we want to be, hiding behind a mask, a photo, which by the way is only a snapshot of how we were then and not how we are now. Or we hide behind some 'avatar' or cute cartoon, abstract work of art or exotic pseudonym. Why? Can anybody tell me? Is anybody out there?
Why is it that we can IM, text or tweet so easy, walk around with bluetooth devices and seemingly talking and gesturing to no one, feeling connected to everyone yet still know so little about our spouses, our children, our neighbors? Why do we feel to 'cyber connect' so much and avoid personal contact at the same time? Why is it that deep down we still feel 'nobody knows me'? Why do we feel so lonely after we press the power-off button? Why? Can anybody tell me? Is anybody out there?
Why is it that despite our desire for connectedness we fail to connect with the only one who can truly satisfy that need; the only One who says to us "before I formed you in the womb I knew you"? The only One who has the answer?
Why?...Can anybody tell me?...Is anybody out there?
Hi, welcome to my weekly blog. I'm deacon Michel and I love blogging and the healthy exchange of constructive ideas. Now my mind has been known to wander on a million different things all at once so don't be surprised at what you find here. I often scratch my head and go 'Huh?' at my own thoughts. Feel free to leave a comment and share your thoughts with me.
This blog reflects MY ongoing Christian journey: insights gained through the Holy Spirit, my experiences, my studies, my relationships. The content of this website is solely that of Deacon Michel du Chaussee, and does not represent the Archdiocese of Miami or any other entity of the Roman Catholic Church in any official capacity. Needless to say, I hope that none of my writings are contrary to the doctrines of faith and morals that are reflected in Sacred Tradition or as taught and guarded by the Magisterium of the Church or to the truths of God as revealed in the Holy Scriptures.
For I take seriously what a very wise man has often said to me:
"Ordination is not license for private practice" - Msgr. A. Andersen