Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Being "Slow to Speak"

Casual, and less-than-casual visitors to The Catbird Seat may wonder why the Catbird is usually late off the starting block in weighing in on events Anglican, cultural, political or otherwise. This “sub-Drudge” speed may even tempt to cast the blog as sub-relevant.

There is a reason that I rarely fire off responses and that being that I would rather think something through before flipping the selector to full auto and firing off some missive. I want (the serious stuff) that’s posted on the seat to have deliberation, weight and hopefully, some gravitas. My goal, concerning the serious issues, is to apply a principle voiced by James the Less in his General Epistle. This is the admonition for us to be “Quick to hear, slow to speak, and slow to become angered”.

Mrs. Catbird (Ms. Robin) and I have something that we affectionately refer to as the “outrage of the morning”. As she’s usually up first, first to see the paper and first to hear the morning news, I’m typically the one to as “So what’s the outrage of the morning?” Typically it will involve some nanny-state foray into the land of the unconstitutional, or yet another bum check that’s being written by the compulsive spenders currently occupying Capitol Hill. True, there is plenty of bone headedness coming out of DC to keep any thinking person in perpetual rant mode. Fun as ranting may be at times, I would much rather toss something out to the marketplace that will give folk something to think about beyond a dismissive “There goes another Libertarian nut job.”

1 comment:

The Underground Pewster said...

Sound advice.

Time doth temper the tongue. U.P.