"Are we prepared to promote conditions in which the living contact with God can be reestablished? For our lives today have become godless to the point of complete vacuity. God is no longer with us in the conscious sense of the word. He is denied, ignored, excluded from every claim to have a part in our daily life." - Alfred Delp, S.J.
Thursday, December 16, 2010
Thoughts on Blogging.
"He that is well disposed and orderly in his interior heeds not the strange and perverse ways of men." - Imitation
"We cannot trust too much in ourselves, because we often want grace and understanding.
There is but little light in us and this we quickly lose through negligence.
Many times we come to realize we are even blind interiorly.
We often do ill and do worse in excusing it.
We sometimes are moved with passion and we mistake it for seal.
We blame little things in others and pass over great things in ourselves.
We are quick enough at perceiving and weighing what we suffer from others, but we mind not what others suffer from us.
He that would well and duly weigh his own deeds would have no room to judge harshly of others. - Imitation of Christ
God grant I may take these words to heart, but I must tell you, after reading a few blog posts elsewhere, and listening to some friends, a great many people seem to be misled these days... even the 'elect' if that were possible. And many bloggers who think they are righteous are down right mean and nasty - and very much without charity. I'm not just talking about the usual subjects either. The facade of niceness on the more liberal blogs seems to be wearing rather thin these days as well.