Friday, September 28, 2007
I'm not exactly sure why i'm doing it, but i'm deciding to enter the blogging world. I've learned so much in the past year from blogs and met such a wide variety of opinions and believe i am the better for it. I guess i hope to know other people through this who share my love of the Catholic Church and are involved in music ministry in the Church, so i can learn and have support from them, as i am about to enter into the joys and suffering it may entail to reform Catholic music. All prayers for me are welcome, for the year seems to be heavy with discernment. i so often want to plan out my life the way i think it should go, and am constantly working with the Lord on that fault of mine. He often helps by putting unexpected events in my life. I'll forever be grateful for discovering my Catholic heritage in the Traditional Latin Mass, or now called the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite, and will promote its use everywhere! But i feel that i am possibly being prepared to join in the struggle of the reform of the reform, and all the suffering that would entail as a church musician. I feel i have so much growing to do this year! And i so often fall short of striving for holiness as i ought. If i am to direct music for the church, which is the most integral liturgical ministry, i am supposed to be example of of virtue and striving to embody the Catholic faith. How many prayers i need! May i grow in the virtues of humility, charity, patience, and perseverance to prepare for a life of service to the Church.