Pastoral Patience

Through the years the words of Eugene Peterson have encouraged me as a minister. These words are no exception.

“Impatience, the refusal to endure, is to pastoral character what strip mining is to the land — a greedy rape of what can be gotten at the least cost, then abandonment in search of another place to loot.”

–Eugene Peterson in The Contemplative Pastor: Returning to the Art of Spiritual Direction, p. 49.

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