Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Taking care of ourselves

Preacher, have you ever run up against the expectation that a preacher work himself to death in ministry? Jim Martin won't have any of it:
. . . perhaps what churches need more than anything is to have ministers in their midst who are living healthy, godly lives. After all, Jesus makes a person fully human. I do not believe that Jesus intended for his followers (and that includes ministers) to live in such a way that we destroy ourselves and the people around us. I believe that the best thing that a mom and dad can bring to their children is an example of what it means to be fully human under Christ. The same is true of ministers and churches. The best thing I can do for the church I serve is to simply be human before them — fully human in Christ.
Amen.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

good for everyone. take care and look to God.

God Bless you in your walk with Him.

12:29 PM, September 19, 2007  
Blogger Milton Stanley said...

Thank you, Nancy.

12:51 PM, September 20, 2007  

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