Wednesday, March 24, 2004

Violence of Love

Saw this on "We have never preached violence, except the violence of love, which left Christ nailed to a cross, the violence that we must each do to ourselves to overcome our selfishness and such cruel inequalities among us" – Oscar Romero.

How many (probably all) of us fall short of this? Oscar was a minister in San Salvador who today in 1980 was gunned down during mass. I know that for me at least faith, love and forgiveness are a daily battle. Jesus certainly did not preach tolerance (sorry to all you "do gooders" out there) but love and forgiveness (which is far better in the long run). So how far do I/we fall short of Love? - about as far as Jesus' arms spread when he died for us on the Cross.

Kath xo

Monday, March 22, 2004


Well it has rained pretty much non stop today...

St George Illawarra finally got up those Kiwis (NZ Warriors)!!! (Okay, it was just nice to win!) so my weekend was very good sports wise...

Church camp was good - very tired afterwards, but I got to swim, which is rare for me...

Went shopping today - couldn't bear hanging around the house!

K xo

Friday, March 19, 2004


I wish I was diligent enough to blog every day... Well here we are at Friday... The Friday Night Football is on (Penrith V Canberra - so I am not gagging with interest).

Church Camp at Halliday's Point (I think that is the place) tomorrow - Ian & I are just going for the day, it should be good. I will admit, I am not very enthusiastic about weekend camps at the moment (If anyone can snap me back into enthusiasm, then be my guest).

Kath xo

Wednesday, March 17, 2004

Speed Hump Day - Dangerous if you are Irish!

Wednesday... not a very exciting day in Kathryn-land. I did however get a call this morning asking me to come in to the school which was pretty cool (especially the fiscal side of it!). I am looking for temp work at the moment (keeps me off the streets) so anything is a bonus.

Heard last night that my Dad's sister, Auntie Faye died suddenly. She was a lovely person. I am pleased to say that she is in heaven and I will see her again some day. It is always a comfort when you know that for sure...

Happy St Patrick's Day to all the Leprechauns out there!!!

Kath xo

Sunday, March 14, 2004

It's just not Cricket... (thank goodness for that)

It's wet and cold today...

The Dragons (St George Illawarra) played Canberra at home (Oki Jubilee at Kogarah) today and lost. I thought the Dragons were meant to be in-form this season? What's up Brownie, is the racehorse having a better season on the paddock than the lads? Or have Trent (Barrett) and the boys turned into group effort Trent the Flight Steward (ref: The Footy Show). Maybe it's a blessing in disguise that we don't have Austar (the out in the sticks version of Foxtel)...

Kath xo

Tuesday, March 02, 2004


Well, it's Tuesday, the little sister of days.... why do I say this? Well, yesterday was Monday, and I had Monday-itis big time (yes, it happens when you work from/are at home too). But for one young girl, yesterday was different....

There was a car crash about 5km's from my house yesterday. So what you may say? A person was killed in this crash. No, I didn't know her, but people in my town did. The story made the local 6pm news. The road was dry, but the word on the grape vine is that this young life was snuffed out because of speeding. A P-Plater speeding.

This hits home for me. A piece of road I drive down frequently, a driver with only as much experience as me (or even less) and speed. People (usually in cars behind me) don't understand why I try my hardest to stick to the speed limit. Even my husband doesn't understand why I am so pent up about it. But I know it's wrong. And from what has so far been said around town, this young girl lost her life to it. A hell of a form of Monday-itis don't you think?

PS (14/3/04) - The full story of the above incident has been released, and it appears that on this occasion speed was not the evident cause of the accident. I have kept this post here as a reminder of the thoughtlessness of many provisional (and full-licenced) drivers on our roads who do cause the demise of others. Kath xo