Even as I write this I am not sure that it is true, after all if the network went down badly then that could have hurt me professionally - even though I still know nothing about networks. However, perhaps the key is in that little word "professionally". If the network went down would it change my opinion of myself? I don't think so.
And how does this fit in with trusting God? If we trust in God will we not get hurt? Afraid not - as last Sundays reading told us our faith makes no difference to the suffering we undergo - or as it was put by the Beaker Folk of Husborne Crawley (thanks Archdruid - had to preach an emergency sermon and this post came in handy):
And Richard Rohr, in his daily meditation, adds:Bad stuff happens to good people.Good things happen to good people.Bad stuff happens to bad people.Good things happen to bad people.
If there is nothing in your life to cry about, if there is nothing in your life to yell about, you must be out of touch.I have spent many years avoiding pain, and the echo of that is still within me to the extent that occasionally I need to be reminded. With thanks to my mates who do remind me!