A very dreich Scottish day heralded mid summer. But there was nothing dreich about the pastoral encounters that filled the day. I never fail to be amazed at the contrasts experienced in the roller coaster of ministry and how the heaviest of days are tempered by light relief. Dedicating a memorial bench, sharing a cream sponge with an octogenerian, making hot chocolate for rowdy teenagers. It's all in a day's work, however long that day might be. No day is long enough, though, to celebrate the diversity of God.