S+L logo

Until next time?

June 3, 2008
"So, will we meet again?"
It was an exchange I overheard between two old friends -- whose days of youth had long passed -- at the Catholic Media Convention last week.
It wasn't when will I see you next, it was will I see you again... their own limitations and mortality becoming more apparent as the years roll on.
I felt a certain sadness hearing the words, it was as if two old friends were saying goodbye. Rather than scurrying off to find some hors d'oeuvres I zoned out of my own conversation to think about what I had overheard.
It became evident to me that in amongst all the different facets of the communications industry -- be it technology, or getting one's message out -- there are relationships. Person to person. Lasting friendships. Interaction. At the very basis of all communication is this connection between people.
Perhaps these connections or relationships are between colleagues, as was the case in the conversation I heard. Perhaps its between people who watch our television programs or read newspaper columns. Or in the case of Catholic media, perhaps it's in the strengthening of one's relationship with the Church and Christ.
As much as the Catholic Media Convention was about sharing ideas about the new evangelization, networking, professional development, it is also a family reunion of sorts. It is the meeting old friends, and the making new ones.  It is a celebration.
It's about saying hello.
And saying goodbye.

Related posts

World Day of the Poor on S+L
This Sunday is the 2nd World Day of the Poor. Watch this exclusive video with the president of Chalice and check out S+L's TV lineup. ...read more
Deacon-structing Doctrine part 1: Doctrine vs. Dogma
In January 2016 I wrote this post: Deacon-structing Mercy: Doctrine and someone sent me a comment. I had said something about the permanency of doctrine and that person was challenging my use of the w ...read more
The Virgin Mary floating down a street in the Canary Islands and Pope Francis above a door in Cologne? Check out the Weekly News Round-Up. ...read more
US bishops speak openly about their feelings regarding ex-cardinal McCarrick and expectations for new sexual abuse policies - and other stories. ...read more
Vocation Myths | Part 6
Read this final part of the series on myths about vocation and find out how our plans for life relate to what God calls us to do. ...read more