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In Spite Of Myself [Apr. 23rd, 2009|10:14 am]
Tony Grist
The guy from church with the sensitive problem came round yesterday morning. I had hoped I'd have something to tell him, but I didn't- so I embarked on another round of calling ecclesiastical bods and speaking to secretaries and answerphones- and getting more and more irate- and (hopefully) not letting it show.

There was a time when the clergy were easy to get hold of. There was a big house within walking distance and you went and knocked on the door and....But I'm being unreasonable. There just aren't that many clergy these days- and those there are are run off their feet. It's not their fault.

Eventually- but by now it was late afternoon and the young man had gone- they started ringing me back. Nice people, helpful people- and I was able to arrange a meeting for this Sunday.

This is so weird. I'm not even really a Christian and here I am beavering away on the Church's behalf like a righteous gentile or something. And this stuff I'm involved in now isn't kid's stuff. It has the potential to draw me in deep.

I'm thinking of calling this journal A Priest In Spite of Himself.

[User Picture]From: halfmoon_mollie
2009-04-23 12:48 pm (UTC)
I think that sounds like a great title for your journal. I think it's more descriptive of you the way you are - and have been, I think, since I've started reading your lj.

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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2009-04-23 01:15 pm (UTC)
I think you're probably right.

But I don't think I'm ready to be defined by my "priestliness" quite yet. I do, after all, write about plenty of things that very little to do with that side of my persona.
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[User Picture]From: halfmoon_mollie
2009-04-23 01:32 pm (UTC)
YEs - well, I think I meant more like 'minister' because, Tony, you *minister* very well, to many people.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2009-04-23 03:17 pm (UTC)
It's very kind of you to say so :)
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