“My job is simple: get around the fields and feed and shepherd the different flocks of ewes – dealing with any issues that arise. First rule of shepherding: it’s not about you; it’s about the sheep and the land. Second rule: sometimes you can’t win. Third rule: shut up, and go and do the work.”
- James Rebanks, from The Shepherd's Life: A Tale of the Lake District, which I've just read. That's a great quote to carry through life and (especially) ministry, a perfect commentary on The Ordinal.