I have had a rather difficult week and a half. It became even more difficult this last Friday. When looking back on my life, it is overwhelming what has brought me to the very difficult position I am now in. Over the last 15 years, when I had moments like this, only to a much lesser degree, it seemed that God would almost talk directly to me through where I happen to be in my Bible readings that day or, more often than not, He would talk to me through the Mass readings and Liturgy of the Hours, particularly the Second Reading in the Office of Readings. Given how the liturgical calendar works and how such readings would not have fallen on any other day of the year, and often not even on that particular day in other years, the consolation such readings gave me was greatly increased.
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
This new blog has been created today as a way of leaving everything that I have written in the past behind. Some of it is very good, but much of it does not reflect my present thought. I have removed a great deal of my writing from the internet in the last couple of years, and what remains is acceptable, such as my old blog: Jonas the Dunce. It is not as good as I’d like, but rather than remove everything and try to start over, I’m just leaving what’s there and moving on. The date of this move is of particular significance given the feast: The Annunciation of Our Most Holy Lady, the Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary (one of the Great Feasts of the Eastern Church).