Saturday, July 26, 2008
Blows Where It Wills
NOTE TO READERS: One may or may not have noted the change in the header of Chronicles. It used to read: Truth, Goodness, Beauty - Some Things Are Worth Fighting For.
I have observed both in myself and others that a pugilistic spirit lends itself more easily to falling into mimetic rivalry and the problem of the doubles; that is, if one sees another with his "dukes" up, one is more likely to "put 'um up" too.
Therefore, in the hope of being extricated from that fallen state of non-being, I have changed the header (above) and the general tone of Chronicles of Atlantis to: Truth, Goodness, and Beauty - Gold is Where You Find It. It is easy to curse the darkness. It is more difficult to light a candle, but far more profitable (Mtt 5,15ff).
Not everything I post will always be uplifting or even lend itself to hopefulness. But I promise to look for signs that the Spirit of Jesus Christ is active in current events and in the lives of men and women in our world today, regardless of ethnic or religious background. While I remain ever one with the Body of Christ begun by Our Lord and founded on the first pope, Saint Peter, it would be foolish to think the Holy Spirit is without witness in persons who are not Catholic.
I have personally experienced great charity from persons made imago dei who are Buddhist, Jewish, Muslim, Evangelical, and Catholic. Gold is where you find it: keep your heart and eyes and hope open and alive.