Several years ago, I was standing in a Church doorway when a Church member came up to me, pressed me to the wall, looked me in the eye, and said: "I will do all that it takes, as long as it takes, to destroy your ministry." I reported it immediately to the Church elders, in a meeting I called in the vestry. One of them responded: "That's what you say, Thomas." Last month, the same man who threatened me was arrested by Interpol, and faces extradition (though not for that). OBSERVATION: The threat was a significant event. But what should one think of the response? It was a cautious response -- at worst a distrustful response.