I didn’t expect to start the day comforting an acquaintance of mine. Her mother is dying – slowly – of motor neurone disease, and it was all getting too much for her. My tears joined hers as she sobbed in my arms.
Meanwhile, a classroom of boys was getting ready for a day of exams. Different tensions – some of them are quite worried, even though these are just the end of year in-house exams.
Last night, we spent some time praying with friends about relationships, for various youngsters we nurture.
Physical sickness, mental and emotional tension, spiritual growth – all part of life.