mea culpa: (Latin) an acknowledgement of one’s own fault or error
In a remarkable passage in 2 Timothy, Paul urges his young charge to remain faithful in everything, despite challenges of the world. The analogy Paul uses is that of a foot race, and the resulting illustration of perseverance stands among the greatest in literature. “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, and I have remained faithful.” (2 Timothy 4:7 NLT)
I’m drawing on that passage because I’m nearing the end of my own year-long marathon of my Bible in a Year series. It’s been a remarkable experience. But dedicated readers might have noticed a lack of postings the last little bit, and truth be told I’m running a couple of weeks behind.
I could point to all sorts of excuses. I’ve been busy at work. My family has been traveled two of the last three weekends. We’ve had a death in the family. I’ve been occupied with The Uprising conference at church.
But the simple fact remains that I’m behind on this series because I’ve chosen to do other things in the times when I could have worked on it. And for that, I apologize.
Within the next few days (and actually, hopefully later today) the catch-up posts should start appearing. There are only a few weeks left. I intend to finish this race well!