I take today’s Solemnity of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist — unusual in that it celebrates the birth of a saint rather than the day of his death, important in that it foreshadows Christmas by six month, and richly blessed with popular devotional practices (at least in the past) — to raise a question about how Pray Tell bloggers themselves mark liturgical time.
I find myself taken aback when I go to Pray Tell on an important liturgical day to find some wisdom for the living of the day, only to find some posting over missal shtuff [pardon my personal short-hand for this subject] or some completely unrelated humor or anything else oblivious to the importance of the day in the liturgical calendar.
I am not raising this issue in the spirit of a more-liturgical-than-thou attitude. My concern is with how we, as participants on a liturgical blog, mark or occlude a foundational feature of our liturgical tradition, namely, how it spells time and rhythm in our lives, including our lives in the contemporary blogosphere. I would welcome some thoughts on that.
And I hope you all have a blessed Solemnity of the Nativity of Saint John the Baptist.