Over at Kelvin's the other week he was saying about meetings and the amount of time that gets taken up by them. I have to say that at times I feel his pain, and I had one such experience last night at our regional council meeting.
Now, to be honest, I'm not 100% sure what the point of the regional council is - and I was the lay representative whilst I was at St Silas, so this isn't my first encounter with them. But what I do know is that people seem to turn up to them, both here and in Glasgow, not expecting much - hence comments like, "Ready for an exciting night" etc. and, judging by the body language at times, are ready to leave almost as soon as they start!
One difference I noticed from Glasgow was that there was a speaker at the South Ayrshire meeting; and he was very good. But even that got me thinking that it should be something that more people other than lay representatives and clergy get the opportunity to listen to.
So my question remains: "What's the point?" Other than to use up another three hours of my week, that is!