Thursday, July 28, 2011

I'm back.

I haven't been here in awhile, not due to lack of things to say, but more in the lack of time in which to say it.  My postings in the past few months have been sparse.  No real excuses other than the end of the school year activities and then keeping the kids occupied on summer break.  They're back now (we are on a modified year-round school year) so now I can return to what I enjoy most, avoiding housework and blogging.

After much thought I have decided that the topic for August will be.....death, but not like scary sad death, but good and thought provoking ideas about death.  In Orthodox Christianity, the remembrance of death plays an essential role in spiritual contemplation.  To quote the 7th century theologian St. John Climacus (the author of the intense book The Ladder of Divine Ascent) "The remembrance of death is as necessary as prayer".

See you in August...of course God-willing that I don't meet my end!