Beginning this week, I am once again undertaking a joint project with several companions, or, more accurately, renewing a previous effort. The venue for this undertaking is Cahiers Péguy. As far as how this new undertaking will affect my activity here, only time will tell for sure. Up front, I am supposing that most of my political and cultural observations will be contributions to Cahiers, which leaves the traditio, homilies, spiritual and biblical insights for Καθολικός διάκονος.
It is my intention that the net result of these changes will be less posting for me all the way around, down to around three times a week. My goal on this blog is to provide content (to use a media word) that is original and hopefully fresh, if a little idiosyncratic. It was the Venerable John Henry Cardinal Newman who averred that "[t]o live is to change, and to be perfect is to have changed often." Of course, I am not perfect, a work in progress, if you will, a work with a long way to go, meaning I have much changing, that is, converting to do. I was discussing making this jump with a friend who will be a companion in the Cahiers adventure a few weeks ago. I said to him that doing what I strive to do here for five years made me concerned that I would, at some point (if I haven't already), start to repeat myself, mining the same depleted veins, that I feared becoming...and before I could finish, he said "A hack. You don't want to become a hack." Indeed, I do not.
So, to both my readers, do not worry Καθολικός διάκονος is by no means going away, just changing in order to better fulfill my purpose, namely, as my masthead states, fostering "Christian discipleship in the late modern milieu in the diakonia of koinonia and in the recognition that 'the Eucharist is the only place of resistance to annihilation of the human subject'." It is my hope that reduced quantity will lead to improved quality. I urge both of you stay abreast of what is going on at Cahiers Péguy.
"Beloved, we are God's children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is." 1 John 3:2- ESV).