Metablogging: July 2003 Archives

Good Blogging It occurs to


Good Blogging

It occurs to me that the best blogging, that which I most enjoy reading in the Catholic realm, is not distilled from the news of the day. Nor is comments on that same news. Nor is it in the form of scandals and hijinks and alarums and exuent omnes. No, rather that which I most like to read is the fruit of prayer, meditation, or at least thought about the Greater Things.

If what I have to say does not glorify God, it is better not to say it. If what I speak tears down creation and puts everyone in doubt, better that I have no voice. If I cast aspersions and wonder about motives, I move everyone to suspicion. If I ruminate over injustices and hurt without suggesting the Solution to all of these problems, I do no service.

One of the things about St. Blog's is that you can find blogs to suit every taste. I do enjoy reading some blogs that dip into controversy from time to time. In those places I comment sparingly and am thus relieved of the obligation to make a point of them here. But very little of that goes a long way. Better to stir about in the realms of those who are thinking--even of the news events, but thinking with the church, with the long line of magisterial teaching, and thus instructing me in my ignorance about how one approaches such a problem. I have learned a great deal from here, and I am deeply thankful for everyone I meet online. I can discuss books, prayer, and great philosophical problems in a forum that allows me to ask questions without feeling particularly threatened (although I do at times feel woefully inadequate to the task even of asking a question.) God has blessed us with a great good thing in St. Blogs, and we would do well to appreciate the gift for what it is, embrace it and thank Him in His goodness for this mercy.

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