I was chatting to someone at church the other day about all that is going on at the moment - I seem to average three hospital visits a week and at least one funeral a fortnight. Add to that the other things that I am involved with (and which provide colour and interest) and time gets very tight sometimes. In the course of conversation I said something along the lines of 'one of these weeks I'll turn up on a Sunday and say "sorry, no sermon today."' Her reply amazed and touched me - 'that's alright, we'd find something to do.'
Wow! What a distance we have travelled together these last five years.