A happy Monday to you all.
I spent the weekend in a large parish in Michigan. I presented a keynote and a workshop on Saturday, focused on living the sacramental life. Then I was invited to give a presentation at each of the weekend Masses.
Unfortunately, while everyone was at Mass late Sunday morning, the rectory where I was staying was burglarized. My laptop and cell phone were stolen, as well as a few other things. The rectory lost some electronics as well. Pretty astounding that as over a thousand of us were listening to God's word and receiving the Eucharist, just a few yards away, this crime was being committed.
The pastoral staff felt quite bad about the theft of my things. But, you know, I reassured them and asked them not to worry about me. It was a blessing that no one was hurt. Frankly, I am learning that all of these things need to be put into perspective. Yes, I lost some work that was not backed up, but there are people who have lost so much more in their lives. And, things are just that, things.
So hopefully I will be back up and running on a new computer here at the office. The one that was stolen was my actual work computer, the laptop that I hook up to the main systems here at WLP.
Gotta sing. Gotta pray.