Monday, June 25, 2007


In thinking about ordinary holiness, what's come to mind again and again is that a great part of virtue is just doing it. Whatever "it" is in that moment. Just do the dishes, just read the book to your children, just go out and water the garden. Don't give yourself time to dread doing your duty, just do it.

Well, in thinking about this, I've realized that blogging is not often one of those duties I need to just do. It's something optional in my life, and while I've enjoyed it very much, I am not enjoying it now, and since it's not necessary (and is taking time and energy and joy from things that are necessary), I'm going to put it on a back burner for awhile.

I'll still post sometimes, but I'm going to stop trying to post regularly. I might get back to it someday, but I won't know until I get there and it's right again.

So, I guess what I'm saying is: leave me on your Bloglines, but don't check back every day if you don't do RSS. :)

May you have a good summer, blessed by our Lord.

peace of Christ to you,
Jessica Snell

1 comment:

Jennifer F. said...

Very admirable. I'll miss your posts!

On that note, you MUST read St. Francis de Sales' Finding God's Will for Your Life. I'm reading it right now and he talks about this very thing -- how the devil delights when we embark on any kind of work, even if it's very holy and good, so long as we never get it done. It's really inspired me to "just do it", so to speak. :)