The time has come to take a different approach. As I have grown both personally and professionally, I realized that my original blog had a lot of “baggage.” I had not prudentially considered the topics which I posted about, or properly discerned how to best talk about them. I got caught up in the “glitz and glamor” (I say that ‘tongue-in-cheek’ of course) that sometimes accompanies blogging. So, at the behest of a trusted friend, and the promptings of prayer – I decided to “reboot” the blog.
I wasn’t sure how to go about rebooting the blog, but I figured that rather than look back, the best thing to do was to look forward. So, this isn’t just about a redesign, it is instead about looking at Catholic blogging, and quite frankly – the Faith, in a completely different way. I have come out of a another “hiatus” and decided that there is still I want to say and that there are still people reading.
This blog still proclaims the mission of the Ecclesia Militans (The Church Militant), but it will be less about ‘blood dripping from the Sword of Saint Michael,’ and more about being a shield of the faith. One that both protects, but also projects the faith outward. That means I will try and post more about what I can do better, or what we as the faithful can do better to uphold the Kingdom of Heaven. Not to be cliche, but let’s not ask what our Church can do for us, let’s ask what we can do for the Church.
We are Catholics and our call is to uphold the Church. The Church Militant isn’t in need of a stronger Church, it needs to make the Church stronger by being a more faithful and holy body. I realized that I spent far too much time worrying about wasn’t being done, than about what we could do better as people, and what things we needed to combat in our world.
I will be returning to the more original intent of this blog. One that deals with the battles and spiritual warfare we face as Catholics, as a Church, and as people in this world. We are in battle, but not against flesh and blood… but powers and principalities. So while I will still talk about the struggles, I plan to do so with more faith, offering more hope, and pursuing the ultimate love. Our holy father said it best:
Dear friends, may no adversity paralyze you. Be afraid neither of the world, nor of the future, nor of your weakness. The Lord has allowed you to live in this moment of history so that, by your faith, his name will continue to resound throughout the world. – Pope Benedict XVI