You might not think about it, but Monday is a WEIRD day for those of us in ministry. Many pastors take Monday as their day off BECAUSE of what I am about to write. You see, Sunday is a full-fledged workday for those of us on the ministerial staff of EBC. It is the pinnacle of the week, a day we study and prepare for all week leading into it. Then we pour our hearts out in the various things that we do. And then, it is done … or is it??
Monday is a day of reflection. While we should reflect on the good things, often it leads to thinking about what I could’ve done better. Who I didn’t see (although most days I can check Facebook to see what those I missed did on the Lord’s Day). It is a day that feels emotionally flat and empty. I do a lot of menial work around the church on Monday, because it gives my batteries a chance to have a little success and recharge.
It is also a day when I think about the concerns of the coming week. This week, as I busily prepare for my departure to Honduras (next week), I’m thinking and praying for my Mom and Dad. Had a good but brief visit with them this weekend. Mom has a little minor surgery tomorrow, and Dad has something a little more substantial coming on Friday. I am thankful Krissy is doing an internship at their hospital in Greenville, and that my little sister is coming up for Dad’s surgery.
For now, I need to find some coffee and start thinking about this coming Sunday. One of the bold facts of life for every pastor is: Sunday’s COMING, whether I’m ready or not!!!