Saturday, February 23, 2008

St. Polycar(p)

While my thoughts are with friends at Seabury this past week amidst major changes there, we needed to tend to the business of buying another car to replace the one totalled in my January crash.

Since it's the feast day of St. Polycarp, and we bought the new white Honda today, we've named it: Polycar.

I always liked Polycarp: for his funny name, and for being holy and gentle. His martyrdom can, um, take a back seat today.

Happy St. Polycarp day. And hang in there, seminary friends. We're praying mightily for you all.


Blogger C. Davies said...

Polycar, back-seat martyrdom!
sorry to do this, but...

King Ozymandias of Assyria was running low on cash after years of war with the Hittites. His last great possession was the Star of the Euphrates, the most valuable diamond in the ancient world. Desperate, he went to Croesus, the pawnbroker, to ask for a loan. Croesus said, "I'll give you 100,000 dinars for it." "But I paid a million dinars for it," the King protested. "Don't you know who I am? I am the king!" Croesus replied, "When you wish to pawn a Star, makes no difference who you are."

7:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Boooo... booooo...!!

3:37 PM  

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