Friday, 6 February 2009

Funny old day

Funny old day at the Ministry Training Strategy day yesterday.

I mean great, super, wonderful, excellent, superlative, and so on. That goes without saying, and if you are in Sydney for the next one be there, May 28.

Got to sit next to my friend Chris Braga who I know from Gladesville days. The topic was 'Gen Y', who I'm told are internet-savvy funky dudes between the age of something teenage and 32. Most of the audience were Gen Y, by this definition.

The speakers were Gen X (older than 32 but not as old as me), so as terrific as various bits and pieces were, it was funny to be sitting amongst a group of Gen Y people being told what we were like. Not wrong, just funny.

Being not anything in particular, apart from old, I also thought that it was funny to be sitting there passing notes to Chris via my laptop, watching all these Gen Y buddies using the old fashioned pen and paper and being cooled by ineffectual fans that one remembers from when one was a young person. OK, they were new fans, and I like hot and sweaty in February, because this is the way it ought to be, but you hear what I'm saying.

Apart from sitting next to Chris, sharing a soft drink with Mike K and being hugged by Michael Jensen (sorry Mike, it meant a lot, I'm always awkward when hugged. Even the daughters around here are starting to realize one is a bit stand-offish), here was the absolute highlight:

4 But when the goodness and loving kindness of God our Saviour appeared, 5 he saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit, 6 whom he poured out on us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior, 7 so that being justified by his grace we might become heirs according to the hope of eternal life.

That's Titus 3:4-7, as quoted by Jodie McNeill.

That's us, the 'after' picture that comes after the before.

1 comment:

Michael Kellahan said...

There was also the 'Gordon and his chair falling off the ledge into the abyss' in the middle of the cafe moment - that cafe knows nothing about OH&S