The Way It Should Be

The Way It Should Be July 20, 2006

“To consider your preaching of more importance than the opening of a flower is to leave the narrow path. To value certain appointments on your daily calendar and resent others as intrusions is to misunderstand the Word. To esteem and enjoy some people in your parish and to discount and dismiss others is to wobble blindly. To meet the needs of others and ignore the whispers of your own soul is to succumb to the illusion that there is a time more precious than now and a place more heavenly than here.”


-from The Art of Pastoring by William C. Martin

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