“You need to slow down and let your spirit catch up with your body.” That’s the advice my friend, Peg Horton, used to give me.
I’m a pastor, and most folks have no idea what that means.
Sometimes you just need to share a reflection with the world. A recent memorial service was one of those times.
This has been a tough week. I’ve been a pastor for 18 years, and in that time I’ve dealt with a lot of death. It kinda comes with the calling. This week has been different.
I do a lot of my pastoral check ups via various messaging apps. There are times when I feel guilty about that, but today is not one of those times.
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.