• Usual weekday routine; MP in the cathedral.
  • Conferred with the Archdeacon over some administrative issues.
  • Processed some email.
  • Wrote personal notes to a couple of colleague bishops who have recently suffered “adverse life events” (for lack of a more felicitous euphemism).
  • Took care of a couple of chores related to people in the ordination discernment process.
  • Produced and printed working notes for this Sunday’s homily at St Mark’s, West Frankfort.
  • Routine weekly (more or less) processing of my physical inbox.
  • Lunch (on the late side) from Popeye’s, eaten at home.
  • Decided to work from home for the afternoon, as the furnace that heats my office was malfunctioning (and is, indeed, going to be replaced tomorrow morning, having served nobly since 1965 when the building was new!).
  • Put some meat on the bones of a sermon for Lent III (March 3 at St Bartholomew’s, Granite City).
  • Dealt with some issues pertaining to the Title IV process in which I remain a Respondent.
  • Did some “scheduled maintenance” in the area of personal organization.
  • Hit the road for Bloomington at 4:15. The Lenten Wednesday routine is: Supper at 5:30, teaching from 6:15-7:15, followed by Q & A. The topic is Reading the Bible for Dummies (aka Intro to Hermeneutics). There were nearly 40 people in the room, and it was an energizing time. With luck, every session should eventually be available on video.
  • Home around 8:45.
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