Sunday, February 15, 2009

Luke's word (he chose this title)

Last week I attended the Catholic Writers Conference Online, and as a result I've joined the Catholic Writers Guild.

You can click on the handy pic to your right to learn more about this group of faith- based writers.

So what makes a Catholic writer? I've been pondering the meaning of the vocation quite a bit lately. I've come to a few conclusions, but I simply keep coming back to the same fundamental fact.

I'm itching to tell you all about it, but right now there's a six-year-old boy coughing in my ear, begging to sit on my lap.

He needs me. He's reminding me that I'm a Catholic mother before I'm a Catholic writer, and the former needs no explanation to this audience.

For now I'll just say that a Catholic writer is both, all the time. I'm working on improving in both categories. I'll start by promising this to myself and you: a prayer and a word here each day.

I'll leave you with a word from Luke (my son, not the evangelist.) "I want to live for my whole life."

Don't we all? At least, shouldn't we want to live our whole lives, and live them well?

I'll be back tomorrow. Praying and writing, each day, becoming what I am.


Kim H. said...

I hope Luke feels better soon -- give him a squeeze for me and I'll be praying for him tonight that he kicks the bug soon.

And you know I'll be here whenever you come back to do your thing.

Karina Fabian said...

Hi, Cathy! We're so glad you attended the CWCO and joined the Guild.

What a "Catholic writer" is will vary by who you ask. One thing is for certain: a Catholic writer is true to the principles of of our faith in their writing and in their life.

Hope your little one is feeling better. You're a good mom.

Karina Fabian