As I prepare for preaching tomorrow, I'm wishing there was more time to simply sit with the word. It's not about re-prioritising but, rather, about perspective. Reading a text for the purposes of preaching it somehow changes it. But the opportunity to just enjoy the richness and mystery in the text is too often compressed as the preaching deadline approaches. Time to allow images to penetrate and take root because all that needs to be said is already there. Somehow, though, I don't think folks would settle for that. Shame.