“Leaving If Necessary” is a quasi-extension of my former blog, “If Necessary, Use Words.” It has roots in the quote often attributed to St. Francis of Assisi:
Preach the Gospel at all times; if necessary, use words.
That means that at every moment of our lives, every interaction with those we love and those we hate, we should be living out the words of Christ. Preaching the Gospel does not necessarily or always need to be done with words, but it can be done with our actions. Be the face, the hands, and the feet of Jesus to all we meet.
I chose to go in a slightly different direction with this blog for a couple of reasons. Primarily, it’s nice to have a fresh start. The second reason, and perhaps the most important one, is that I’ve discovered that it is necessary to leave sometimes. I’m leaving because I’m answering a call and following a path that asks me to leave everything that I’ve ever known. So, I shall.
At some point, I hope to merge the old blog with the new, so for now this is all new school stuff! Bear with me, as this is always going to be a work in progress. I am a work in progress.