Today at church, a grandfather related a recent suppertime conversation with his grandkids. A granddaughter said she wanted to be a geologist when she grows up. When it came his turn, the youngish grandson declared, “I want to be a pastor when I grow up!” “Why?” his grandfather asked. “Because they look like they have fun!”
The best compliment I think I’ve ever received.
I gotta say, this pastoring business IS fun. In what other profession does one have the privilege of accompanying families through every phase of life, of helping them get to know their sacred text, of facilitating the creation of community? Oh, man! AND we get to sing and dance and laugh while we do it!
Yes, indeed. This pastoring business is very fun.
Thanks be to God!