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The Balance

I went for a surf yesterday afternoon, as well as having a nice wave on my day off on Monday. I am trying to guard my days off a bit more as I pushed it a bit too hard at the beginning of the year. But yesterday was a working day, and as I shot out for a spontaneous surf I felt a bit guilty. And this is where the problem lies for me. If a pastor or church leader isn't pacing themselves, we get all worked about them being driven and not being a good role model and the potential for "burn out" . If a pastor or leader doesn't work their guts off for the rest of the time they are perceived as slacking off, and everyone mumbles about what a sweet gig it is. I don't know whether it makes it easier or more difficult to be personally supported rather than get a salary from a church.
And yes, the surf was cranking, so at the end of the day it was well worth it.

In other news; I went to a salsa dancing class with some of my flatmates last night. I wound up punching one of my friends in the head in a very uncoordinated move as I floundered around trying to get my groove on. I am undecided as to whether I will go back as it was incredibly traumatic and exposed how incredibly white I am. Though I suppose that you go to dance classes because you cant dance. Similar to the scripture about Jesus that I read this morning.

Mark (CEV) 2:17 Jesus heard them and answered, "Healthy people don't need a doctor, but sick people do. I didn't come to invite good people to be my followers. I came to invite sinners."

Im stoked about that... I suck at dancing and am a brilliant sinner. So I go to dance classes and hang with Jesus to try and reverse that whole picture : )

“The Balance”

  1. Blogger A. J. Chesswas Says:

    good on u mate gtting amongst the salsa... i did a stint of seroc dancing a while ago. dancing is just plain good for you...

  2. Blogger A. J. Chesswas Says:

    i actually do know how to spell ceroc...

  3. Anonymous Anonymous Says:

    Having worked for a church and seen the hours and effort put in by the pastors at random times of the day & weekend (not to mention the personal sacrifices made by them & their families), I say take all the spontaneous surfing/coffee/sleeping breaks you need to! You'll definitely be better for it, but so will your church family.