But in retirement I am "on loan" so to speak to the Bishop of South West Florida whose See includes Sarasota.
This local Bishop is The Rt. Revd. Dabney T Smith. I like and respect him greatly.
Bishop Smith has heard me when I have gone off on a passionate speech (some would call it a rant!) about the gospel, or the church (or the price of cornflakes) etc.
He was at the parish where I hang my hat (St. Boniface, Siesta Key FL) last Sunday.
I greeted him in the Sacristy just before the early service.
After some warm chit-chat Bishop Smith said with a smile on his face and a twinkle in his eyes: "Now Michael, if you disagree with anything I say in my sermon this morning SIT ON IT".
Of course he was teasing, and I love it. He "gets me".