I was doing some finance sums this morning, conscious that I am the biggest single expenditure for my lovely congregation. Turns out I cost roughly one latte per person (who is able to give) per day... that made me chuckle.
So, what has that latte been paying for in the last couple of days...
Lots of stuff that cannot be shared on a public platform, but included work for BUS Board of Ministry; Preparation for Trustees Meeting; complex pastoral work; fascinating conversations about, among other things, djinn, demons, ghosts, grace, love, perfection and faith; choosing hymns for Sunday; researching the background to the texts for Sunday; thinking about finances and buildings... and drinking a fair few cups of tea!
The cost of this Minister is apparently one coffee per person per day - the privilege it entails is priceless.