It is strange still to be off work with voice problems. However, for a minister, it is essential to be able to speak out in public. I am therefore signed off for a further 4 weeks, pending a visit to an ENT clinic. My doctor did not quite tell me to “take the cure” – but it does feel a bit like that – being off work and having the chance to look round at this beautiful part of Argyll. The colours are particularly beautiful in the late spring; it is something to do with the lush fecundity of vegetation used to torrential spring rains I guess.
So between enjoying nature and viewing the world and church online, things are not so bad. Thankfully there are willing and able volunteers to shoulder my duties in the parish. God is good.