I sincerely admire people who have taken on a job in a pastoral role. I have so much respect for teachers, social workers, psychologists and carers. They’ve selflessly dedicated their time and energy to helping others.
Unfortunately, there are some individuals in the world who have given these professions a bad name. Just last month, we saw a photo in the news of a woman having a cigarette break and chatting on her phone while the man in her care was swamped under a mountain of shopping bags.