Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Your Role as a Writer

You are just a writer after all. That’s right, no guts, and no glory, a writer, nothing more. Oh how difficult it is to resign ourselves to the role of messenger at times. We’d like to believe we are making some magical difference in society with our work, but when it comes to reality, we’re making the same difference everyone else is, and there are a lot of people who don’t think like we do.

With this in mind, it is important to know when to back off. State your case. By all means, state your case. Put your ideas and beliefs out there for the world to read and ponder, but don’t start marching in parades to demonstrate your philosophies. It has been said rather well by St. Francis, “Preach the Gospel often. But only sometimes use words.”