Sunday, February 04, 2007

and if not?

I thought that with some new readers on hand I should dive a little into why my blog is titled the way it is. For those of you that have been here since the beginning (humor me, people) you might remember my posting about this. And for those of you that have done extensive looking around, you may have found the explanation(s). But for those of you who already read 245 other blogs, I will repost below.
"...And if not..."

I'm told that the only time those three words occur together in Scripture is when the men who are about to be killed for their faith say it to the means, "God will save us from death...and if not, we will praise Him still."

As my blog description states, I intend to dedicate this blog to living Catholicism and fighting for life in a very anti-Catholic, pro-death culture. I am new at this so please give it some time - still figuring everything out. In the mean time, sit back and watch some EWTN. I'll text you when I'm ready.
Original post can be viewed here. Posted February 14, 2006.
That was my first post. I followed it not too much later that day with this:
I must give credit where credit is due. The name for the blog was given me by a good friend, Micah. Just a few moments ago he also passed along this tidbit of information.
"I'm also told that it was what the British told their soldiers on the eve of D-Day. The British soldiers (who back in those days knew their Scripture) radioed the mainland and asked what they should do if they were overwhelmed. The reply was "and if not" and that was all. The story goes that the soldiers understood immediately and knew that they would have to press on even if overwhelmed."
I feel all this very fitting for these times in our lives -- living Catholicism in the world today. I will expound upon this whole idea in later posts but for now, let it suffice to say that we, the Catholic youth of the world, are making the commitment everyday to press on, crosses on our shoulders and a sword in our hand, to fight the good fight in the name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Original post can be viewed here.
And that's how it's been ever since...


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