Tuesday, July 10, 2007


Gracious God, even in the wondrous tangle of wires and connections, you make yourself known. May my computer be more than a machine of information and become an altar on which I am able to offer my thanks for the abundance of gifts in this richly textured world. As I scan through images, as I learn and explore, as I create and produce, bring my soul to the awareness that I am not alone in this vast world of human energy. Fill me with that energy and give me a heart of gratitude. Amen.

I found this prayer here and realize this expresses my heart about "my time on the computer." I do spend a lot of time at this machine, seeking, reading, learning about my Catholic faith and heritage. It is the way so many now communicate, study/learn. I do thank God for this wonderful technology. I have a bust of Our Lady, made of olive wood from Israel, Bethlehem to be exact, and she's right by my monitor. I caress her at times, I stroke her head and veil. I pick her up and kiss her face.

Some would say I must worship this little statue of Mary, that I must be an idolater. Well, when those same people kiss a photo of a loved one, either living or dead, one could wonder the same thing. This little bust of the Blessed Virgin Mary just assures me that She is here. I don't worship it or Mary. I do pray to her and ask her immaculate intercession for the needs and prayers of those on line and myself. Her prayers are purer and more righteous than any other prayers uttered before our Lord. She's a great source of comfort, peace and motherly love, and Jesus honored her and still does. She keeps the time I spend on the computer pure (as it can be) and prayerful. I love to ponder, think, wonder, read, delve into history, meet others and with Mary here with me, I am blessed and pray to bless others with the things I write, the articles I post, for that is my daily request and prayer.

"Thank you, Dearest Mama Mary for helping me to grow in holiness and to share this joy with others I meet on line. Amen." ~ susie

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