Today I turn 40. Which is sort of strange.
But other people have bigger problems. 24 February is also St Matthias’ Day – the dude they picked by lot to replace Judas. Here is the Anglican collect for Matthias and a fine one it is. So let’s make it our prayer for the Anglican Church; I want no other gift than this:
O ALMIGHTY God, who into the place of the traitor Judas didst choose thy faithful servant Matthias to be of the number of the twelve Apostles: Grant that thy Church, being alway preserved from false Apostles, may be ordered and guided by faithful and true pastors; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.