Birthdays and iBricks

Birthdays and iBricks

I’ve enjoyed a very pleasant first day of spring, which also happens to be my 34th birthday.

(The pressure’s off this year. Last year my spiritual director observed that our Lord had died at 33. Alexander the Great and Catherine of Siena died at that age also. So he suggested I make sure my thirty-third year is a fruitful one!)

I have received a great many birthday greetings via e-mail and Facebook, but I’m afraid I haven’t received any via text message. That’s not to say they haven’t been sent. There are dozens of unread text messages on my phone right now. But the problem is, I can’t see them.

I dropped my phone last week. For a few days I persevered with a smashed screen, but my fingertips were cut to ribbons. I thought an el cheapo screen replacement would do the trick — and it did for 24 hours, but since Thursday the backlight on my phone has malfunctioned.

With the help of Siri I can still make and receive calls, so my phone is not quite an iBrick. But as far as iMessages and text messages are concerned, the situation is hopeless. I’ve tracked down the solution to my problem, but I’m not keen on soldering with a microscope, so I think I’ll have to replace the whole phone — eventually. In the meantime, I’m not receiving messages, so please accept my apologies if you’ve sent one and I’ve ignored it. It’s nothing personal.

Thanks for the birthday wishings and blessings. It’s been a good one!

  • Greg Kingman

    A very happy birthday Fr John. May the good Lord continue to bless you, and his gracious mother protect you and keep you safe.

  • They laugh in Heaven Lourdesman. The Angelic Doctor had a great sense of humour.

    It’s the devil that can’t laugh. He takes himself too seriously. And heretics too, perhaps.

    Thanks for reading. ?

  • Cathy

    Lourdesman, disobedience and pride combined with conspiricy theories directed to attack those in positions of Authority is nothing but the work of the devil. Your ability to attack a man of the cloth is quite obviously something you like doing, a serious lack of charity and civil argument will be your downfall. may the Lord have mercy on your soul. Ill leave you with a quote from Scripture.
    “Anyone who listens to you listens to me; anyone who rejects you rejects me, and those who reject me reject the one who sent me.’
    Luke chapter 10:16

  • Gervase Crouchback

    i thought Lourdesman was all in jest ,then i realized he is as humourless and lacking in charity as the Protestant Fundamentalists i had the mispleasure to grow up amongst-except he seems to be more of a Tradical-Traditional Radical Catholic.
    Oh well lets pray for grace to become evident in his life. Lourdesman coming to a sedevacantist chapel near to you.

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