I’m writing a book!

For a while now, I’ve been slowly working on a book of Philosophy/Theology. It began as just one or two philosophical thoughts, but as I wrote them down, I found myself stumbling into other thoughts, including some very theological ones. I don’t really know where it is heading, because every time I revisit it, it seems to lead me in some new direction.

I don’t want to give any details away just yet, firstly because the paint’s still wet, and secondly because I think these thoughts need their proper space. So please forgive me for being vague. I believe these ideas are powerful, and I need to handle them carefully.

I will say that I’m very excited by them. They’ve changed my understanding of basically everything. They’re not particularly similar to anything I’ve written on this blog so far, probably because they can’t easily be slipped in, one at a time. Also, they’re just not ready.

Please say a prayer for me and my book. That I’ll write in humility and truth. That I’ll actually write it, and not get scared and bury it in the ground like the wicked and lazy slave in the parable of the talents. That whatever is true in it thrive, and whatever is false in it wither.

Thanks, and God bless you!

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  1. Wonderful!!! I will pray for you and for this book, that the Holy Spirit inspire, guard, and guide you and that God’s Holy Will for you be accomplished. As I have also begun writing a book, I will think of you often – please say a prayer for me, as well! Through the Catholic Writers Guild, I’ve been recommended to a prayer that some of the members pray, The Litany of Humility. I hadn’t heard of it before but, even though it’s pretty heady, I’m going to start praying it. It can be found here if you like: https://www.ewtn.com/Devotionals/prayers/humility.htm

    May God continue to bless you – Merry Christmas and a blessed 2018!
    Pax Christi

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    1. Thank you :). Tell you what, I’ll say a prayer for your book whenever I work on my own.

      Thank you, that is a very tough prayer… I’m uneasy with asking that others be loved above me, perhaps just because I’m weak, and with asking others be more holy than me, because shouldn’t I be perfectly holy? I mean, I get the point, but I’m confused about how to pray it properly.

      Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, and God bless you!

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      1. I agree about the difficulty of the prayer, although I do believe it’s important. It does say that I may be is holy as I should be – and aren’t we all called to be perfectly holy? The point, I think, Is to enter all of our work in humility, for the Lord’s glory and not our own. In the process of structuring my book, I admit that I have wondered what other people would think of me if I wrote such and such. I ask God to help me overcome these thoughts – this book is not about me. It’s about Him. Thank you for praying for me! I will do the same for you! As you are deeply thoughtful, I know your book will be, as well… God’s blessings!

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      2. I think you’re right. But if I should be perfectly holy, can anyone be holier than that? It’s good to desire others be holier than me, and good to desire I be perfect, but I don’t know if I can desire both simultaneously. It confuses me is all.

        I know the struggle. I’ve done much too much daydreaming about the praise and rewards for a book I haven’t even finished a draft of yet.

        Thank you, and God bless

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  2. Good Evening Ignatius,

    Quite an undertaking! I think you might benefit from what we used to call a spider chart, or a mind map, and then a flow chart, when it comes to actually writing the text. A few seeds of chapters would be in the flow chart, trying to sequence your ideas. But I always do things the hard way! i.e. not following my own advice till too late.

    Nil desperandum, and you don’t have to share it on the blog.

    And a Happy Christmas and peaceful 2018 to you and yours.

    Will.

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    1. Thank you! That’s a really good idea. So far, I’ve just been writing it as it comes, which is great for exploring matters, but has left it with almost no structure at all.

      A merry Christmas and joyful 2018 to you and your kin also!

      God bless!

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