Why Write?

Many thanks to Ann Voskamp for sharing this link today from The Rabbit Room.

For me, who struggles daily with pride, vanity, and dreams of grandeur when it comes to the written word, this post  - along with the Gospel from today's Mass readings (Luke 19, 11-28 - the parable of the faithful servant)  - was a bracing reminder of the real reason why I write.  

On this day before Thanksgiving, this day of hurry and worry and get there and get-it-done, I hope you have a few moments to yourself to read quietly, to reflect, and to give thanks for the gifts you have been given, including the gift of words.