The times, they are a-changin’. As I enter more fully into my new vocation, I’m finding it harder to find the time to compose blog posts. I’ll soon be doing more active ministry than I used to, and there are several other things that will be taking up more time. I guess we all have to discover at some point that we are not our own. Prayer will still be a priority, thank God, and I am able to give it sufficient time—all I have to do is get up at 2:30 every morning!
I’ve pretty much exhausted my archive of old articles and homilies, anyway, which I have been posting to buy myself some time (though I hope they have also been of some benefit to you). So, after publishing 1313 posts (a significant number, perhaps?) on the blog over the past seven years, I’ve decided to scale down my output to a weekly post, probably every Monday. If it turns out that I get a lot of inspiration and time to write, I will add more posts. I can’t quit writing altogether or I’ll eventually experience severe complications from “forced creative energy retention” (a syndrome I just made up).
So don’t despair; you’ll be hearing from me on a regular basis, just not quite as often. I still have notes for a few posts I haven’t managed to write yet, and perhaps some of the talks I’ll be giving around here will get some extra mileage in some form on the blog. In any case, let us all strive to do the Lord’s will as it is presented to us in the requirements of our state in life. Someday maybe I’ll get my little hermitage on the coast, and I’ll be able to pray and write to my heart’s content. For now, “the King’s business is pressing” (1Sam. 21:8).