One of the great losses in the modern world is the loss of self-awareness. Self awareness might be self-explanatory, as one would know that self-mastery is a way to "master oneself," but is self-awareness to "aware oneself?" Of course, if you see the play on words here, know that the writer is stepping out of himself; this is self-awareness, to know that wit does not come naturally and that I must work at achieving it. Your comments will tell me whether I have achieved it (wit I mean) or not.
But to my original premise: that the modern man has lost for the most part, a sense of self-awareness. In an attempt to curb that, the writer of this blog has decided to focus on what he does best: not current up to the minute details about current events, but rather reflections on how Jesus identifies himself in St. John's Gospel: "I am the way, the truth, and the life."
Since I started this blog seven years ago, the world has changed considerably, and while it is important to recognize the changes and to be aware of what is going on, it is more important to be formed on how to react to the world in light of the Gospel of Jesus Christ: that Christ, taking on a human nature, died for our sins, and that three days later, rose from the dead. This Paschal Mystery, that is the Passion, Death, and Resurrection of Christ, is so central to the faith of the Christian that to ignore it and to undermine it is downright detrimental to one's soul; I would daresay even dangerous!
I will repeat what I said: the Paschal Mystery is the saving event in history whereby God became man and even died! If you think this is radical, I would agree with you. It is the most radical reality in human history. Our Creator died for us. How great is this truth!
Now, why have I returned after the hiatus I have been on? I wish to impart my own reflections, as little as they are worth, but some poor soul to read and somehow be enlightened to draw closer to Jesus, to seek His face. These reflections are not for my glory, but for the glory of God. It is in the act of glorifying God that our own sins are expiated and we become more Christ like, who never ceased glorifying His Father while on earth, and now even more in Heaven. It is my prayer that some person at some point may find some writing to be beneficial to their salvation. If this happens, then my blog did what it was intended to do. Even if that soul is mine.
May you remain close to the Sacred Heart of Jesus through the Immaculate Heart of Mary.