I was thinking about this today. About the fact that I ended up as an administrator on a Catholic apologetics online discussion board (not this one) and since abdicating that to do some serious writing, spend a good deal of my time posting here. I’ve wondered if it’s just an addiction (that we often kid about here), but I don’t think so.
When I had been received into the Church for just a short while I was at a Sunday Mass hearing the Gospel reading in which Jesus told Peter that after he had been tested he, Peter, would confirm his brothers in their faith. That promise struck me to the heart and I heard God tell me, “And you will do the same.”
Now, I know God wasn’t calling me to be a bishop! :eek: But rather, that he was calling me to help others who, like me, were seekers after the truth, to help them understand and come to love the Church and its teachings. And that is why I believe I cannot stop reading and posting here and on other such websites, as well as be an apologist wherever I find myself. Does this sort of calling ring a bell with others here, too?