Tuesday, June 5, 2018

The Privilege Of Serious Work

A minister's pastoral and counselling ministry is -- mine has been -- a battle-ground which involves a lot of darkness and hard talking and borderline issues and explosive emotions and tears and (for me) sleeplessness. But there came a moment when I suddenly saw the other side: "I am so privileged to be doing serious work with so many people." OBSERVATION: This assumes, I think, that one has a theology which is of any use to others. One survey revealed that a sense of helplessness is the biggest burden of ministry.

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