In hind sight it was naive of me to imagine that I’d be able to remain vigilant and studious for any great length of time. I have been tired for a while and it’s becoming more acute by the day…. since days off aren’t currently a choice and my work isn’t flexible about office hours, I have taken my down time on the train. Escaping into one Terry Pratchett after another. I could defend myself by saying that he is arguably a more insightful theologian than many others with publishing contracts, but I’m too tired.
Instead I find myself wondering what a preaching vicar might think about down time in Christian life. Is there space for it and how would it look?