The Presentation of Our Lord Jesus Christ in the Temple

  • Morning Prayer in the cathedra, breakfast a Charlie Parker’s, a bit of shopping at Target (didn’t find what I was looking for, but bought something else), went by the old homestead (still vacant) to make sure thermostats were correctly set (they weren’t, which has been costing me money).
  • Refined, printed, and scheduled for posting my homily for tomorrow (Christ the King, Normal).
  • Responded by email to an administrative query from one of our parish clergy.
  • Wrote a note of condolence to a colleague bishop who’s had a death in the family.
  • Registered online for the July 2020 Lambeth Conference. It was a rather involved process, and involved me taking a selfie.
  • Via email, dealt with a string of pastoral and administrative issues, each of them small in its own right, but none of them unimportant.
  • Stepped out for a late lunch from Chick-Fil-A, and a dash into Macy’s, to once again not find what I was looking for.
  • Took a long and vigorous walk on a rather lovely (for early February) afternoon: east on Lawrence to Ninth, north to Carpenter, west fo Walnut, south back to Lawrence, and east to home base.
  • Evening Prayer in the cathedral.
  • Responded to a Doodle poll about a meeting of Province V bishops in June.
  • Two more emails responding to pastoral/administrative issues.
  • Refined the draft text of my next “Seven Marks” catechetical video.
  • Reviewed my February visitation calendar and created some appropriate calendar reminders.
  • Drove the few blocks down to Bernie & Betty’s for a late supper.
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