This afternoon the blog was down for a short period. I figured it was just the higher than usual traffic stressing out the poor server.
I am informed that it was an attack that caused the problem.
What’s the old phrase?
“If they are shooting at you, you must be doing something right.”
I wonder how that fits with Zuhlsdorf’s Law.
Years ago in the corridor of the Palazzo del Sant’Uffizio, where I once worked, I asked Card. Ratzinger how he took the constant unfair criticism. I had read that day a terrible article about him in an Italian daily.
He said, “If I don’t read an article like that every week or so, I have to examine my conscience.”
I guess if the black hats are not shooting at you, maybe you are not doing what you ought to be doing.
In the meantime, how about taking a few second and going to VOTE for this blog today?
And the problem with amazon.com is resolved. So, when you need to shop online and use amazon.com, the first thing that should pop into your head is, “Hey! I’ll use the search box on Fr. Z’s Blog! That will help him out a little!”
In any case, please say a prayer to the guardian angels to help out in the matter of the server and of my own sometimes frayed patience.