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I’m back. And this time I mean it.

Yes, this blog has been silent for the past few weeks.  And yes, I’m back.  I’ve been using the past couple of weeks to really think out what I want this blog to be and why I’m doing it in the first place.  A little introspection, if you will.

See, I’ll never be as voluminous as Mark Shea, nor as incisive as Dale Price, I don’t have the contacts of a Thomas Peters or a Rocco Palmo, and I certainly don’t have the unique commingling of those all that comes in a person like Fr. Z.  So why, then, even bother doing this?  Doing something at which I am not among the best has never been something I’ve found easy or enjoyable to do.  My father always says, “if you’re going to do something, do it right or don’t do it at all” (no, Dad is not an English major).

But then it finally dawned on me over this little siesta that I’ve been on that doing something right doesn’t have to mean being the best at it, it means doing the right thing, at the right time and for the right reasons.  I’ll probably never be making 20 posts a day or counting my daily hits in the thousands, but if I sit here in my corner because of those facts I’m wasting whatever talents God has seen it to grant me.

So yeah, I’m back.  I want to go back to why I started this in the first place.  To, as St. Dominic did, reach those who have abandoned the Church and those who have not yet found Her and to speak from the wellspring of truth that is the Tradition of the Church to those who hate what they think She is that they might come to know and love Her.  It’s a tall task, but setting too-easy goals never moved mountains.

And yes, if you’re curious, it’s a new theme.  It’s kind of like how when some people change relationships they change their haircut.  Yes, call this a new blog haircut.  Good?  Bad?  Indifferent?

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  • keith June 15, 2009, 6:21 am

    Well, good for you!

    • frival June 15, 2009, 7:44 pm

      It’s always good to know someone thinks so! How have things been? Is this semester over yet? If not, dinner or lunch is still on me, just name the day, place and time.

  • keith June 16, 2009, 9:04 am

    Yeah, I am in my summer parish until August.

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