I like this blog, I think it’s profitable to post the things that I post, but I have limited energy and it’s better served for now doing more offline stuff as best I can. So I may post now and again, or I may leave this thing idle for months or weeks at a time. I may turn up to comment here and there, but mostly I’m just taking pressure off myself to fret, since I could fret for the gold medal if it were an Olympic event.
I continue to hope and pray that more conservatives become serious about normal living and undertake the painful and necessary steps to help make it more likely for their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren (yep, it might just take that long). I also more importantly hope and pray that the Christian conservatives specially might put on the holy armor of Our Lord and be the best Christians grace grants them the strength and perseverance to be. It is hard out there, we are being persecuted in America and the wider West. But we must pray for those who are actually being martyred right now for Christ and not forget that we can still worship in public spaces and carry Bibles around freely. We still have it and we can still use it.
It’s hard to remember sometimes that the bolder in Christ we are, the worse it will go for us with the secular world. If we do excommunicate adulterers and don’t bake wedding cakes for multiple divorcees and refuse chemical and physical birth control except for the direst medical need, it will not be easier. If we teach our children the Narrow Way, the True Word, public schools will not rejoice and cheer us on in the PTA. If we hold fast to what is lovely, true and real, things will not be light and cheerful. The secular world will not go “How amazing to see you live your values, it’s so wonderful you are living near each other, building communities of blood, Christ and love, working with and supporting each other in economic, spiritual and collective ways!”
They would instead start looking longingly at the countries that kill Christians. But we could yet count it all joy, for it would be, then.