Re: The greatest challenge of a pastor in the south
Double D, God indeed knows the labor involved.
In my lifetime, I have been a steam fitter, a lumberjack, an industrial electrician, a repo-guy, and a dozen other kinds of work. But NONE of these left me as completely drained and weakened as I feel at the conclusion of a REALLY GOOD sermon.
Bruce Thielemann wrote:
“The pulpit calls those anointed to it as the sea calls its sailors; and like the sea, it batters and bruises and does not rest…. To preach, to really preach, is to die naked a little at a time and to know each time you do it that you must do it again.”
Brother Thielemann knew whereof he spoke.
Christ told me to arm myself. If you want me disarmed - - Molon Labe.