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Daniel – press-ganged into public service for the all-powerful empire.

What were his night dreams following days of soul-eating acts of policy development, implementation and administration? We get a glimpse when reading Daniel 7:9-14.


I remember the years of ministry amongst public servants of all ranks and the agonising torment that some endured as they sought to express their calling through their work where core values were often quite difficult to discern and process.

Today, spare a thought for all who work implementing government policy, particularly those of principled faith who struggle to be true to their vocation.