The questions arise as to what I it means to be a priest in this situation. I no longer have a church, no longer have a table around which to gather. The days drag and drag as I try to work out what to do next. At least the scenery is nice.
"Priests are called to be servants and shepherds among the people to whom they are sent. With their Bishop and fellow ministers, they are to proclaim the word of the Lord and to watch for the signs of God's new creation. They are to be messengers, watchmen and stewards of the Lord; they are to teach and to admonish, to feed and provide for his family, to search for his children in the wilderness of this world's temptations, and to guide them through its confusions, that they may be saved through Christ for ever. Formed by the word, they are to call their hearers to repentance and to declare in Christ's name the absolution and forgiveness of their sins."
So goes the ordinal. What sense can you have a calling if the church does not have confidence in you? What sense can you shepherd the sheep if you have none?
Perhaps questions for another day.