Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Full of high sentence, but a bit obtuse . . .

To paraphrase T. S. Eliot's J. Alfred Prufrock:
No! I am not a Weblogger, nor was meant to be;
Am an itinerant scribe, one that will do
To quote a passage, and turn a phrase or two,
Trying not to mince, nor to be too Sunday school,
Deferential, glad to be of use . . .
And so on.

This being more or less the case, please do not mistake this blog entry for a serious revival of this moribund blogsite. It is an experiment almost certainly doomed to fail; the kind of thing one does on a lovely midsummer morning after the second cup of coffee, knowing full well that the circumstances that occasioned it are not likely to be replicated on a regular basis, making the experiment a likely cause of future embarrassment. Nonetheless . . .

Once we post the Emmaus Road Initiative schedule for 2008-2009 -- a schedule even more daunting than lasts year's schedule -- it will be perfectly clear that I will have precious little time to devote to this blog. But it occurs to me that I just might be able to post a thought or two -- "to quote a passage or turn a phrase or two" -- and in this way keep a small conversation going with those interested in the work of the Cornerstone Forum.

If you're on your second cup of coffee, or otherwise feeling experimental, feel free to subscribe to feeds from this blog or stop by again when you're in the neighborhood. If all you find is a stale blog entry, murmur a little prayer for me, for it will be indicative of a very busy schedule, nothing more.

In appreciation for your having stopped by today, here's a bon mot from Hans Urs von Balthasar:
We must not imagine that we can make the entry into a heavenly Jerusalem with a waving of palms and seated on the gentle ass of evolution.

1 comment:

Tamquam Leo Rugiens said...

Glad you could stop by and drop a word or two. I know how busy you have been with the ERI, so your long absence is forgiven. Do what you can as you can and don't worry about it. Glad to hear from you again.