We all know the traditional Christian story of Peter leaving Rome to avoid being tortured and crucified. He meets Christ outside of Rome and puts the question to Him; (Where are you going?), to which Christ replied: “Romam eo iterum crucifigi” (“I am going to Rome to be crucified again”).
Now with Jess’s withdrawal from her blog, I see both her and many others of us who might see ourselves depicted in this tradition as well. For it was Peter’s Church, a leader of that nascent Church who was looked to by that small band of Christians for their inspiration.
Those of us here, likewise, have looked to Jessica as one who has fashioned a new apostolate that took discussion, dialogue, argumentation and even a resurgence of the ancient art of dialectic in a direction that was set apart from most of the drivel that is encountered on the internet…
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