Hard to make a lot of progress in that kind of body, isn’t it?
There are seasons of ministry life where I feel like that.
Specifically: many times the church needs me to lead and I feel the pull to pastor. We’ve got decisions to make, ministries to launch, and calendars to fill. A lot of those things can’t happen without my input, if not my direct involvement.
But then there are people in grief, people in the hospital, people who simply need a reminder that they matter. Those types of functions are at the heart of what they taught us in seminary about representative ministry: when we clergy visit people in the vulnerable places of their lives, we in a sense Re-Present Jesus in their lives.
Push Me. Pull You.
I think I’ll stop writing and start trying to figure out today’s answer to the dilemma.