Articles tagged in christmas

  1. Christmas for the Epic Fail

    From SMH: Messages of faith, focus and failure,

    At St Andrew's Cathedral the Anglican Archbishop, Peter Jensen, told the assembled crowd they were a bunch of failures: "But that's the message of Christmas - the arrival of Jesus to save us from those failures."

    In a very personal sermon, Dr Jensen spoke of his near failure in his leaving certificate. He said the greatest failure was the unwillingness to accept our faults.

    Looks like the media has done it again, failed to pick up the main failure that Peter Jensen talked about yesterday -- the relationship failure between God and man. At least the conclusion was not too bad.

    The Christmas message, he said, was "not of grimness, gloom and disaffection but joy in the saviour who comes along to fix the colossal mess in the world".

    It just needs a few more words to make it clearer -- "... to fix the colossal mess in the world, i.e. sin". Back to editing room, now!

  2. Last Day at Work in 2008

    Last "working" day for me for 2008, as I will be taking 4 days off next week and resume "work" on the 5th of January. "Work" is in double quotation mark because it refers to only my office work during the day time at IRESS. I am pretty sure I'll spend time with my websites. And then there's preparation for FOCUS Mandarin, which is starting on 4th of January.

    Work today has been a breeze. Got onto an express bus into the city (which is unusually early for me), and the whole trip from 9 Ways Kingsford to Martin Place only took around 15 minutes. Tidy up some loose ends and wrote out some specs so my colleague can continue my work next week. My manager left at around lunch time, and called back at around 3 to check why we haven't left yet... Btw it felt weird to have your manager following you on Twitter -- it certainly has limited what I can whinge about work...

    Tomorrow -- morning Christmas service at St. Andrew's Cathedral with Peter Jensen giving the talk, follow by picnic in the city.

    Merry Christmas everyone!