Archive for February, 2007
I think I was a little premature in my claim to be back in action. I loved presiding at Mass–it’s where I belong–after a few weeks break but it took a disproportionate toll and I’m still, the morning after, shaking and aching.
February 19th, 2007
Readings: 1 Sam 26:2-23; 1 Cor 15:45-49; Luke 6:27-38
Today’s readings are a charter for stupidity and a counsel for failure.
Economics is founded on the belief that value grows by self-interest. Politics is built on the conviction that power must be contained by power and violence met with violence. And the biological science has shown that you just can’t beat tit-for-tat as an evolutionary strategy and way of life. Any population of Jesus-type, turn-the-other-cheek do-gooders will always be overrun by those who get their own back.
February 18th, 2007
All being well I’ll have a homily to post shortly though I must admit I’m not that happy with it. This will be my first time presiding at Mass in a few weeks of not feeling up to it. I must admit I’m not entirely sure it’s a good idea today either! My brain is still a bit befogged and I’m fretting about whether I’ll remember my words. So time to trust someone else and let him carry the celebration.
February 18th, 2007
Here’s hoping that the worst problems with my web hosting are fixed. I cured the memory errors easily once I knew what was going on — the poorer performance is out of my hands but my host is aware of the issue and promises an improvement.
I haven’t posted very much recently — more CFS problems — but there has been a lot of activity in the comments as I’ve been responding to issues around the various plugins I’ve written for WordPress.
February 8th, 2007
I apologise for the mess the site is in at the moment. My hosting provider has just moved my account to a new server which seems both slower and prone to give me ‘out of memory’ errors if I activate more than a handful of plugins.
I hope I hear back from them very soon and normality might be restored.
February 6th, 2007