the morning after

Oct 23, 2011

At Mass here on the Chathams yesterday morning a few people suggested we pray for the All Blacks. Others thought they did not need our prayer. 

After Mass, during the day, and again last night at a 21st party I suggested that the result would be very close. Most of the locals disagreed and thought we had little to worry about.

It was a great game. I must admit that I spent much of the second half wondering what I would blog if the French won.  But we don’t have to go there!

We will celebrate for a few days, and even for a few weeks. But thanks be to God our reason for personal joy, peace and meaning in life does not depend on anything as vulnerable as sporting success.  God remains with the French as much as with the victorious All Blacks.

And our personal happiness in life comes when we remember this great fact.


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