Last spring shortly after AlwaysCatholicBlog came into being, I had a really great night on Twitter with a bunch of my Twitter buddies…lots of fun it was…it was also the night I “officially” met LisaGraas.
Actually, I really met Lisa earlier when she gently gave me a lesson in charity for a post I had written about a particular prelate. Her kind correction was done with love and example. I must say it touched me in a very profound way. I still lose it sometimes when ranting in a direction that sometimes takes me past charity, but I stop myself and redirect myself because of Lisa.
Weeks later, Lisa joined our fun night on Twitter and she unfortunately had to put up with the childish antics of myself and a funny Twitter buddy of mine. She was a great sport and fun was had by all.
The next day, a colleague of mine emailed me and said, “Do you know who Lisa Graas is? I said oh yeah, she’s that really great ProLife Catholic blogger I read. The person said to me, “Don’t you realize the lady you were having fun with last night is that Lisa Graas?” Uh-oh…
Truthfully, sometimes I watch too many Phineas & Ferb cartoons and eat way too many bowls of Trix and lose my focus! (Must be the sugar, huh?) Why I didnt put it together, I dont know to this day. I guess I never dreamed such a great lady and blogger would waste her time with such a kid…(completely relative folks, chronologically not a kid; in the mind-about 12, LOL!)
Lisa has spent so much time being a great friend and a loyal supporter of AlwaysCatholic. Her generousity in allowing us to post her material so soon after publication is an honor. I guess this Christmas I just wanted her to know what a difference she has made in my life.
Please read her blog. She gets it folks…Sometimes I would think, oh, she’s not tough enough and then bam! Lisa would set someone straight about Church teaching…firmly. Lisa always sets the record straight with charity.For this, I am truly thankful.
St Francis of Assisi said, “Preach the Gospel and sometimes use words..” Lisa has been an example to myself and to numerous Catholics. I hope she considers herself a mentor to me. If AlwaysCatholicBlog could ever gain half the respect she has with her blog, I would be eternally grateful.
So, Lisa, yes you are THE Lisa Graas…to me…always…
Merry Christmas my sister in Christ,
God Love you,