Monday, April 13, 2009

Back in the Saddle

Easter has come and gone; I hope that yours was as good as ours. We were privileged to observe as certain family members joined us on the sunny side of the Tiber. Theirs were somewhat surprising conversions, though in retrospect perhaps they were the least entrenched in the Gallery of Unlikely Prospects that is our family. I say "prospects" as though we have been "prospecting," but that's not the case; we have left alone those kin who have pretty much made it clear that they don't want anything to do with the road to Rome. This "hands off" stand has made these conversions all the more happy for us.

Lent has been a time when I have been successful in doing a fair amount of reading over the last couple of years, and 2009 was no exception. I've got material for at least twenty posts. Yay! Now all I need is the time to write them. Ugh. :-(

I would be remiss if I failed to point out that Mike Burgess has been doing some fine writing in response to sundry posts by TF. I've got no links to TF's stuff, but Mike's work can be found here, here, and here. I commend it to you. There is something badly messed up about a psychology or philosophy that supposes one can read or hear the gospels without forming a mental image of Christ. Mike does the proper skewering.

1 comment:

Mike Burgess said...

Joyous news (about your family members coming into full communion with Christ's Church)! Confitebor tibi in saeculum, quia fecisti. ('I will praise Thee forever, because Thou hast done it.')

Thanks for the mention(s). I am hoping that the dialogue will in some measure help to bear fruit.