What do you think? Are pastors too busy?
In The Contemplative Pastor, Eugene Peterson wrote, “I’m not arguing with the accuracy of the adjective; I am, though, contesting the way it’s used to flatter and express sympathy. ‘The poor man,’ we say. ‘He’s so devoted to his flock; the work is endless, and he sacrifices himself so unstintingly.’ But the word busy is the symptom not of commitment but of betrayal. It is not devotion but defection. The adjective busy set as a modifier to pastor should sound to our ears like adulterous to characterize a wife or embezzling to describe a banker. It is an outrageous scandal, a blasphemous affront.”
Does a call to ministry equal a call to workaholism?