As the new year rings in, I will soon have been blogging at “The Body Guard” for almost a year. Not nearly long enough to be either seasoned or concise or very pithy, to be sure. But this post is just a reflection on what I hope “The Body Guard” may become over time.
My great hope is that this blog can help bring people together toward an ever-deeper understanding of the work of JPII and the phenomenal (or is that phenomenological?) insights of the TOB corpus. Under the aegis of the “communication covenant,” let us respectfully and charitably break open the great mysteries of life and love expressed so beautifully by our late Holy Father, not only in the “TOB” general audiences, but also throughout all the writings of this deep-thinking and deep-feeling Servant of the Servants of God.
Let’s look ahead—how can we “live out (and live in)” the Theology of the Body? How can we reflect upon the “great mystery” that draws us into the very life and love of God Himself?
I hope this blog will indeed help us get the content of TOB “right,” and indeed this has been my initial focus and will continue to be a vital element, but I’d like to focus more time and energy on how the beauty of TOB can take root in our lived lives, so to speak. Particularly, I’d like to explore more deeply the connection between its insights and our call to holiness, culiminating in our universal calling to intimate union with the Divine.
As I begin to chart this future course for the blog’s year ahead, I welcome any and all suggestions or ideas for topics or for how to make “The Body Guard” better and better along the way.
God bless you all!