I should be making my morning run now (to be precise, I should already have done so), but I’m preaching this morning at the college Mass and the sermon was not fully fledged when I woke up this morning. One of the problems of teaching homiletics, as I am currently doing in the absence of a Vice Principal/Director of Pastoral Studies, is that ordinands whose critical awareness has been heightened by participating in disciplined discussion of the composition and delivery of sermons are thereby better equipped to identify the weaknesses of one’s own efforts. I will try to remember that this counts as pædagogical success, even if it demonstrates homiletical shortcomings.
I did run yesterday, to a 10:43 time (9° but gusty breezes), so I have not fallen short of my current don’t-miss-two-days-in-a-row standard. Still, I’d have liked to have finished sooner and taken a run… well, maybe I’ll do that now. (No warm-ups, breezy headwinds, 10:58 — but I did it.)