The big chunk of the day was devoted to a deep dive into the portion of St Matthew’s gospel appointed to be read at celebrations of the Eucharist on July 5, when I hope to be preaching at St John’s, Decatur. The study of scripture is a key part of my ordination vows anyway, plus I very much enjoy it, so it’s just a bonus that I can leverage such a think toward the ministry of preaching. This was a rich time. I also reached out by phone to four clergy, just as a pastoral check-in. Took care of a significant amount of administrative business via email, with an assist from my desktop scanner. Tried to stay on top of the continuing conversation about systemic racism in our society.