It's the powerlessness that is getting to me. Standing in the living room of a house you were responsible for buying with water cascading through the ceiling as another burst is found. Watching good, no beautifully tiled walls and floors, being destroyed is just too much. There's nothing I can do, and powerlessness always frustrates me.
Step forward the good folk in my congregation who, today, are taking up the cudgel with lawyers in the hope we can get some recompense. It's a responsibility that's been taken off my shoulders and for that I'm very grateful.
Powerlessness is something we all experience from time to time. We cannot control or change the weather, natural disasters, or even other people, although I've tried that often! It's at times like this where you simply have to hand it over to God and let God take care of it! It'll all work out, and one day we'll look back at this and laugh. I think.