And I am sitting by the fire outside in (what my wife and children call) “the cave” with my pipe and a pint while the rain is gently and consistently bucketting down around me. I am catching up (now that I am back in internet range) with my weekly google-reader news stories, and came across this quotation on Fr Z’s blog:
“In Catholicism, the pint, the pipe and the Cross can all fit together.” -G.K Chesterton
I don’t know about “in Catholicism”, but in my own life, this is most certainly true!
Oh, and “What is JCMA?” you ask? see here: jcma.org.au. I am the Secretary and a founding member of the organisation. The Annual Conference is a three day and night live-in event up in the hills around Warburton. And in case you are wondering, it is a thoroughly delightful event spent with my brothers and sisters from various Christian, Jewish and Muslim communities in Melbourne. This was the 9th Annual Conference, and I have been to 8 of them. A highly recommened experience!