And this afternoon, I get a call from a government agent to have a tete-a-tete RE one of my former parishioners and still registered Venturers, who's off in the Marines and needing a top secret security clearance.
I'm glad that I can say good things about all these young people. And I'm happy to do so. One of the more meaningful chores we clergy have is to serve as a character reference, and one of the most important (if infrequently used) professional skills we need is the ability to write a good letter of reference.
(Oh, and tomorrow, I meet with a seminarian/student local pastor I'm the official mentor of, and we'll fill out his annual report to the District Committee on Ministry -- already did that_guy_zach's last month.)