When I was called to the pastorate I felt I was prepared for a number of tasks and roles a pastor was expected to fill. What I was not prepared for was the deep sense of loss pastors inevitably feel.
It’s just about the beginning of Advent, which triggers my annual month of grouchiness and grumbling. So if you wish me well, my response will be a genuine, “THANK YOU.”
I went for a short walk on Saturday and came across this lone holdout from summer.
More and more it seems like gigs like weddings and funerals is all there is left in this society for clergy to do. I find that sad.
This past week a friend of mine shared Apple’s recent holiday short film with me. It’s a wonderful story, which hits me right in the feels. That’s a phrase I will endeavor to never use again.
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