This comic is true for both the lay-person and the pastor. We spend so much time banging our heads against the reality in front us, the system we operate under, the models which used to work, and the reality we wish was still real that it’s difficult not to burn-out!
I’m a Baptist pastor, but this conversation is one I’ve had far too many times in the past. After I have a conversation with some of my low-Church brethren, I’m often left wondering two things:
- Why am I immediately terrified when a Christian comes up to me and begins a conversation with, “Brother?” (or, actually, why does it appear to me that that fear is too often-times justified?)
- Why do I feel like I have to convince someone that I’m actually a Christian when I mention the benefit something like the Church Calendar has had on my spiritual journey?
I must admit, there are times where I want to go into a corner and just be left alone. Here’s the video, laugh at my pain with me.