It wasn't a good morning for parish technology. There was no internet or any access to documents on the office server. To my embarrassment it turned out to be as simple as the server having gone in some kind of hibernate mode, which was actually a good thing because I found a lot of dust to vacuum when I removed the front panel to turn it back on.
At one point during my efforts to fix the network, I was going down the hall and remarked to one of our older friars,
"Nothing works in this tired and broken world!"
to which he responded immediately,
"Brother, that's why we're here."
But what did he mean? Are we here because we too are tired and broken? Or are we here because it is our mission to soothe and heal the tired and broken world? Or is it both?