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IT’S LONELY IN THE PULPIT

I’m meeting with some clergy in West Virginia Presbytery about clergy health. Below is one of the exercises I will be sharing with them. You might adapt it and consider it for yourself and your friends.   An Examination of Loneliness   Do you ever wonder why being a pastor is such a lonely calling? Numerous people surround you. Many of those people both like and admire you. You have the privilege of being present at some of the tenderest and intimate moments in people’s lives. You experience great satisfaction in being able to contribute to people’s lives. Still, you experience significant moments of loneliness. The source of loneliness for different pastors will vary in intensity and cause. It is … Continue reading