So, over at Fr. Jake's place, the home of Father Guido Sarducci in hiding, Fr. Jake has decided on Silence for Lent. He writes, "For personal, spiritual and vocational reasons, I need to step away for awhile. I may return after Easter. I can't promise that at this point, however, as I need to wait and see what the silence reveals."
What are we poor bloggers to do? Fr. Jake sometimes does indeed stop the world, allowing us to look more deeply at this or that feature of the passing events. He does so with humor and great care. He has worked hard keeping Jake's place alive. I check him daily for insight and am usually not disappointed.
He will be back. If not in the blogsphere, in the more important spheres of our lives. He is one of the best priests and all around fine human beings I know.
Silence is a witness every bit as much, if not more, than bloggers words.
So we listen for his silence, and we will hear it every day.