Listening with the Heart

Words. Words. Words. In today’s culture, words are little packets of information that fly from our fingers or our months with little or no thought.

I never truly thought much about words until I began writing for The Catholic Witness. Writing causes me to slow down and actually reflect on the words I use. You might describe me as a “wordsmith.” In order to see if I could use this word as another means to describe myself, I turned to It defines wordsmith as: “an expert in the use of words; a person, as a journalist or novelist, whose vocation is writing.” Hmmm … Vocation of writing! … No way is that me. I have been called by God to use words to proclaim Him! I am indeed an evangelist! Still, I love to reflect upon the use of words in our culture and our language.