The Day After Sunday

Preachers and Mondays. An interesting combination.

A lot of pastors take Mondays off.

But somewhere along the way, someone told me that pastors who do take Mondays off have a higher rate of clinical depression than those who don’t. I have no way of verifying that claim, but I’ve accepted it as fact nevertheless. Something about going from the adrenaline-high of Sunday directly into nothing on Monday and how that dramatic a shift leads to depression. It sounded logical, so I bought it.

So I work on Mondays. Actually, if I didn’t, I’d feel like I was playing catch-up the rest of the week.

I used to spend Monday morning writing hand-written notes to our first-time guests. These days, I feel better doing that particular task on Sunday nights.

That frees up Mondays for message preparation, counseling, visiting, and blogging. Oh yeah, blogging. I’ll do some of all of those today.

Bob Geldof of LiveAid fame may have sung “I Don’t Like Mondays” (a lighthearted song about a very dark event), but I like them just fine.