Today I was supposed to be attending a Ministry Development Day, entitled "Edges & Endings", which I was really looking forward to. It related to pastoral situations, real ones, where our judgement is often tested and having the experience to know how to handle more difficult encounters.
Physically, this morning, I could hardly make myself coffee, never mind making it to Glasgow and providing any sort of positive input. I feel somewhat "robbed" of a day that I would have got a lot from, apart from the clergy togetherness which I just soak up on these occasions.
Maybe it will be repeated at some point, or maybe I'll just go to the doctor for antibiotics that little bit quicker next time I'm bitten!