It is crucially important in ministry to remember that time is not measured in hours -- so to speak. Much of the work of ministry is energy intensive. If one fails to keep that in mind, one can burn out, as many ministers do. As an example, I myself was in high demand for counselling -- yet I found that more than three "serious" sessions a week was too much. OBSERVATION: And sometimes, after demanding or draining work, I knocked off for today, and started again tomorrow. This does not mean, however, that I did less than a full day's work. Like most ministers, I paused in an already fuller than full programme.