(A beautiful letter that came along with a $10 per month “subscription” – the kind of letter that serves to remind me of the gravity and responsibility of being whatever it is that I am. Go bunless!)
I finally got around to setting up the recurring donation; sorry it has taken me so long. It is not much and I am hoping at some point to do more.
You have done so much in my life – way more than any dollar amount could ever repay. I was a child of the 80s and a very poorly formed “catholic”. I discovered your blog in 2010-ish via a link on FreeRepublic and my life literally has not been the same since. I thoroughly enjoy the Podcast and it has been a wonderful addition to my life. I am a distance runner and I look forward to the semi-weekly podcasts when I can leave my kids (I don’t mean that as bad as it sounds), husband, chores, etc., pop in the ear buds and have that little bit of uninterrupted time to listen and learn. Sometimes the things you say are a real punch in the gut (my spiritual life is a HUGE work in progress), sometimes I laugh out loud, and sometimes you say exactly what I’ve been thinking so I find myself yelling “YES!” and getting kooky stares from people as I run. Because of your writings and rantings, I am, bottom line, a better Catholic. You brought me to the Latin Mass, taught me more about the Faith, challenged me to step up my prayer life, enlightened me on all things economical and political (I still don’t get the whole Bitcoin thing though), and helped me articulate the moral underpinnings of many issues to my family and friends. As an added bonus, I discovered Fr. Chad Ripperger through you (I listen to him on many of my runs, too)! I cannot thank you enough.
One of my recent interests is the ketogenic diet and endurance sports. I am fully fat adapted now and running purely on ketones, so when you and SuperNerd talk about food and fasting, this really gets my radar up! I love it! Hence, I have named my monthly donation “Bunless Big Macs”. I throw away the bun.
Your sister in Christ,