When I started off in this pastoral caper I was in a peer group of 6.
4 of those blokes are no longer serving in the ministry.
1 of them that left is now suffering with as serious sickness, but it does appear he is out of the worst of it.
He is 44.
Today I am off to Northam to pray for him with two of the other guys from my peer group.
Its an interesting and emotional day.