Hmmm. I’ve volunteered at a crisis line, and overnight, and there have been times when my body has tried to send me to sleep, but I don’t think I’ve ever gone out, let alone so deep that the caller could hear me practically snoring, as happened to this Swedish fellow. That would be horrible…and if I had awakened to find my caller gone, I could never forgive myself.
It’s easy to get sleepy sometimes, especially if you’re doing a lot of listening and only having to say mm-hmm a lot. You are supposed to be more active than that, but sometimes the call just doesn’t demand that. But…heavy breathing? Oh dear.
I’m glad the caller lived to tell about this, and didn’t just decide to end it. And maybe this priest needs to figure out he can’t work day and night. Sleep is important.