Not a “real” Catholic blog
Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Thursday, September 22, 2011
Whatever does “that” mean?
Yeah, I’m Catholic.
Yes, I blog.
But I don’t write about religion, particularly. Nor do I write about the Church, the Pope, theology or stuff like that. It’s not that I have any opposition to so doing – writing about such topics – but that my faith innervates and motivates me on a more broad level – even on a secular level – to bring goodness to the bad, to illustrate or illuminate the differences between the good and the bad. Were we to converse, I would have neither objection, nor compulsion to discuss such ideas, and share why I believe the way I do, and my story of journey in faith.
I suppose that in a real way, I take the “light shining in darkness” ethos seriously. Perhaps it’s my own way of following the admonition of Saint Augustine – (354-430), Bishop of Hippo and “Doctor of the Church” – who sermonized saying:
“Once for all, then, a short precept is given you: Love, and do what you will: whether you hold your peace, through love hold your peace; whether you cry out, through love cry out; whether you correct, through love correct; whether you spare, through love do you spare: let the root of love be within, of this root can nothing spring but what is good.” cf. Homily 7 on the First Epistle of John
That passage may be more colloquially translated and summarized as “Love God, and do what you please.”
Once, I inquired about what constituted a “Catholic blog,” asking if something must be “all Jesus, all the time.”
The response… “no.”
Yet, I suppose my audience is equally broad. Hopefully, they ‘re contemplative – but I don’t hold my breath. (That’s my way of saying “I hope they think, and I’ll keep planting seed.”) Why? Well… it’s quite simple, really. If you’re awake, you need to be thinking. And as my blog tag line says, “… there is no such thing as nothing.” (For the armchair philosophers and logicians out there, you will recognize that is another way of acknowledging one can’t “disprove the negative.”)
In a sense, I reckon my blogging is kinda’ like my photography. As I see it, there are only two photographic subjects: 1.) People, and; 2.) Things. And I photograph them both. Whatever strikes my fancy is what I photograph. And, as the casual observer may note, this blog is not focused on merely one thing – though I must admit, that there is a strong sense of social justice contained herein – particularly in the news items. And, as I have written, it is
my His light in me that emanates, innervates and motivates me. I reckon I’m much like a moving target – hard to pinpoint. And yet, that would be in keeping with my own “about me” statement on this blog.
And so, I carry on.
Next, maybe I’ll write about the Diamond planet.
How cheap does that make those little rocks now?