Today I decided fairly early on that I would be saving my voice and preserving my sanity, so I chose not to watch the rugby. Instead my focus for the early part of the afternoon was to get the prayers written and perhaps a sermon started. In the brief spell before I took for lunch, I peered into the living room and found that my initial thoughts were being confirmed. Rather than suffer another Scotland rugby defeat, it seemed more sensible to focus on something that would give me a lift and perhaps would offer others something similar tomorrow.
As I started on the final prayer I heard a scream form the living room, and it would seem that some transforming miracle has happened in Italy. With a final drop goal, a win has been stolen.
Am I sad to have missed this?
Not today. My voice is intact. My prayers are complete. And now I just need to put my head into gear and attempt to pull a sermon together in record time so that I might enjoy and evening with my family.
Have I any ideas for that?
I’m not sure yet. But I’m thinking about perfection and maturity, and holiness and community. Something is brewing and hopefully by 7pm I will shut this computer and say enough.
Well there is another miracle that will need to happen today…