Yes. Acts of the Apostles is grinding to something of a halt.
We are a group than likes to rastle with issues and Acts ain’t providing it and folks have fallen away and its summer time and most of us would rather be setting down in the back gardens smelling the flowers listening to birds and contemplating the Almighty in the present works of nature.
Two suggestions: one in the short term and one in the longer.
Short Term: we take up something else — something short(ish) and flexible and maybe non-canonical. A member who has remained quiet over the last few months has a deep appreciation for the poetry of Rumi for example. But there’s Gerard Manley Hopkins (a Jesuit — right Crystal) or Basho (haiku). I’m open to suggestions here — but I’m looking for something that will not be too long a commitment and will not require that you’ve been following for months in order to comment meaningfully.
Long Term: At the end of July — sooner if consensus warrants — I cancel everyone’s membership and then immediately invite them to rejoin. Thus giving folks who are no longer here the option of not coming back — or choosing to return on their own terms. I’m going to be gone August 4th through 13th — someplace far far far away from computer access.
These are just suggestions. If alternatives present — I will abandon them or modify them as needs be.