Just when I wanted to start getting back into more regular posting, some pretty major and tragic events happen and it makes me want to take a bit of time to really think about things.
There are few times when words “fix” things, except when they come in the form of an apology. Here, there is so much to say, and so little that needs to be said… right now. My initial thoughts, that I am comfortable sharing, are that nothing we do now, or moving forward, will fix anything in the past. It is the foolishness and pride of man to think that he can undo the past through future action. And while we study “history” to make sure that we don’t repeat the past, pride again strikes when we again make decisions to think that we can outsmart evil or defeat it.
Soon I will post my thoughts on some of what we are battling against as Catholics and as a nation, but I am still formulating those thoughts… and it isn’t easy to hold back. Trust me, many of Tweets and Facebook posts in the past week have seen my type furiously, only to delete it all. I am not sure if it is temperance and clarity, or cowardice and fear. Regardless, I am working hard at the silence.