Just a note to let you know I know I am off schedule. The Christmas season is, obviously, a very busy one – but I am also in the midst of working on some very complicated pieces. I have been working for a week and a half in research on the charge that was negotiated against Bishop Robert Finn of Kansas City-St. Joseph, Missouri. I started writing the piece last night and hope to have it up this evening. In the meantime, I will have a guest column up later this morning.
I am also going to do a “By Their Fruits…” piece on Pelianito, Janet Klasson, later in the week, which will focus on her life and calling. As I have mentioned before, I am open to various people offering private revelation, provided it does not contradict or lead people away from Church teaching. It does not bother me at all that some have great confidence in some that I am not sure of. That is part of the process of discernment for all of us. These are unprecedented times – and it strikes me as expected that there are many authentic prophetic voices out there – and many deceptive ones. There are three I have complete confidence in: Pelianito, Mark Mallett, and Mirijana. It pleases me to write a piece focusing on the story of one of them.
I am also working on a piece entitled, “The End of Prophecy.” That title is ambiguous, as it could refer either to the finish of it or the purpose of it. Some have noted I speak less of my private revelation here, lately. One even asked me if I had told all I am going to. I have told everything that is really necessary for preparation, but there will undoubtedly be other things to say in that realm and I won’t shy away from it. But I am firmly fixed on getting through what is important, which is how to behave, how to respond to God and neighbor whatever happens, rather than details on what is going to happen. Focusing on details of what will happen falls in the realm of natural curiosity, but can quickly become morbidly obsessive, in which case it leads people away from what God intends. I am sent not to tell people details of what will happen, but to help all endure the great Storm and trust in God while building up their neighbor. When the former helps accomplish the latter, I will speak of it. But it is not my primary purpose. So I focus entirely on what will help all of us endure and be a sign of hope. Sometimes clumsily, sometimes well. I am not particularly elegant, but am notedly dogged – so I am content to continue to stumble forward.