You know that bit in the gospels where Peter recognises Jesus' messiahship one moment and is told 'get behind me Satan' the next? Well I think I just had one of those!
Had a superb weekend - really interesting and stimulating; I even got 3k words of an essay draft done - then checked my emails to discover a stinging rebuke for something I'd done locally, in good faith, but perhaps, in hindsight, a tad hastily. Never really saw myself as the Peter type, but there I go. Ministerial egos (or mine anyway) are rather fragile so I'm now doing much self beating up! Ah well, tis done now and I need to move on.