Becoming whole through family life. Desserts help.
Enamored with twitter but languishing there for a year, this past July I decided to learn how to tweet better. To increase my online transparency I added this blog as a platform beyond 140 characters to show The Real Me.
But dang blogging is difficult! For example, I’m funny. Can I get laughs to translate to this blog? About as often as my always hungry dog doesn’t want his breakfast. My words and pictures too often fall flat, stilted, and worst of all, boring. As should be expected. G. K. Chesterton quipped, “Anything worth doing is worth doing badly.” Having an online presence is worth doing, however badly at this point, in the hopes of eventually doing good.
I have a habit of grabbing paper and producing grids, charts, and graphs whenever I’m trying to make sense of just about anything. I try not to drive my family too crazy with them. This grid pictured popped into my head when I was pondering 2013. See that yellow square, the empty space of intersection between God and Love? That’s what I want to fill up in 2013 both online and off. It’s a Love God thing.
The Golden Rule, Matthew 7:12. The Greatest of these is love, 1 Corinthians 13:13. Think about these things, Philipians 4:8. God is love, 1 John 4:16. Have love one another, John 13:35. The only proper and adequate attitude is love, Pope John Paul II. Love God above all things and our neighbor as ourselves for love of God, Catechism 1822. It’s a God Love thing.
And St. Thérèse de Lisieux encouraged, “Without love, deeds, even the most brilliant, count as nothing.” So I’ll keep slogging blogging along. Because love counts.
A loving and happy 2013 to all!
Gray Stripe Earned: Anything worth doing is worth doing badly. ~ G.K. Chesterton