Farewell to Malta and the Jesuit Webmasters Conference. What a great group – Jesuits and lay colleagues from all over Europe gather each year to share how best to help proclaim the Gospel through the “new media.” Yesterday, the Mayor of Valetta (the capital city) who is also a Professor of Computer Science, gave us a fascinating talk on how to optimize our web pages so that people can find our great content. A lot of what he said seemed pretty self-evident, (e.g. the site logo should clearly convey the purpose of the site), but then it dawns on you, “Uh, Oh. Maybe we’re not doing as well as we could be.”
Yesterday afternoon we went to visit ancient tombs (constructed long before Stonehenge!) and then continued on to the ancient fortresss city of Mdina (spelled correctly) for sightseeing and dinner. Mdina is a gem, a cultural jewel… but I realized that for me the most precious things there that night were my colleagues who work hard for little reward in the hope of helping people to fall in love with the Lord.