We read from Ezekiel 34 at college on Wednesday. It talks about God's anger with the shepherds of Israel who ruled over the sheep harshly. It's a good challenge to a bunch of new ministers. But at the moment I am too afraid that I am going to be a sheep that can't handle the uncaring shepherds!
Not the people immediately around me - they are great. It's the people I don't know, who somehow rule my destiny, that are stressing me.
When is perseverance a virtue and when is it sheer stupidity?
I need to ask these questions - there are glimmers of light. I want to believe. I want it to work out.