Blessed are they...
I'm just back from the 'Under Fives' (junior clergy) conference, and I'm off to Paris at 6am tomorrow morning. But here's one quick thought, provided at this morning's talk on Priesthood by Bishop Jim O'Brien. When he was a young curate, his parish priest used to say to him in mock Latin:
Beati qui non expectant, quia non disappointabuntur
Blessed indeed are those who expect nothing, for they will not be disappionted! It is a good thought at a time like this, as I await to hear of my new parish appointment, which I'll start in September.