So much work piled up during my trip to Ohio, I'm still frantically catching up on study, (much-needed) sleep, and spending important time with my family, who (astonishingly) actually seemed to miss me during the three days I was gone this week. (Tuesdays and Thursdays are the only nights I don't broadcast, and my family didn't have me either night last week: Tuesday because I was doing laundry and gathering stuff to pack for the trip -- all night, in fact -- and Thursday because I was in Ohio Wednesday through Friday.)
I will therefore NOT be broadcasting the next installment of our study of St. Mark's Gospel tonight. Thanks for your understanding and support. I'll "see" you all tomorrow evening (8:30 pm Eastern) for our regularly scheduled Monday evening discussion of the past week's readings in Dom Guéranger's The Liturgical Year.
As viewers of my Facebook Live broadcasts know, I had to drive to southwest Ohio this week to speak and lead the prayers, over two days, both at my friend's memorial service as well as the next day at his burial, and then of course drive back home.
As a result, my three day absence has put me seriously and unavoidably behind in both sleep and study. (In fact my 5 am departure Wednesday for the eight-hour drive was preceded by my having to stay up the entire previous night catching up on necessary work and completing preparations for the trip, and I arrived at my destination that Wednesday afternoon not having slept since Monday.)
In short, I have been running on empty for an entire week now, and the possibility that I already previously mentioned in Monday's broadcast and again in yesterday's (Friday's) broadcast has become a reality: I regretfully will not be able to do my regularly scheduled Saturday night broadcast on Genesis tonight (February 11) and will sadly have to postpone it (hopefully not an entire week).
I'm currently cramming for tomorrow night's (Sunday, February 12) broadcast continuing our discussion on the Gospel of St. Mark, chapter 1, praying that it will not need to be postponed as well. Thanks for your understanding, and I appreciate your prayers and patience.
And, in your charity, please continue to keep my deceased friend Duane and his surviving loved ones in your daily prayers as well. Many thanks!
In Christ our Consoling Savior and Mary our Loving Mother,