Personal Discipline – A Concern for Pastors

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“Years ago a Glasgow sociologist suggested that the busiest men he knew were pastors and, equally, the laziest people of his acquaintance were also pastors. We all know how easy it is to get slack in essentials. No one is looking over our shoulder and we are never the subjects of a time and motion study!”

 

 James Taylor, Pastors under pressure: Conflicts on the outside, fears within (Leominster, UK: Day One Publications, 2004), p. 53.

 

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2 Responses to Personal Discipline – A Concern for Pastors

  1. russ says:

    Years ago a Glasgow sociologist suggested that the busiest men he knew were pastors and, equally, the laziest people of his acquaintance were also pastors. We all know how easy it is to get slack in essentials.

    An interesting evaluation. The pastors I know seem so busy that I could understand the possibility of some things in life being overlooked.

    Cheers, Allen

  2. allenmickle says:

    Russ,

    Yes, it is easy to become involved in all sorts of “good” things yet fail to do what we need to do with the essential work of the ministry (prayer and the ministry of the Word among other things). It always tempting to be busy doing unnecessary things!

    Allen

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