Contemporary pastors are expected to have “the entrepreneurial skills of Bill Gates, the counseling skills of Dr. Phil, the organizational abilities of Stephen Covey, the authenticity of Oprah, the compassion of Mother Teresa, the courage of William Wallace, and the humor of Jon Stewart. (Kara Powell, quoted in The Church in Transition)
Bob Hyatt has a post today on Pastor’s Monday Syndrome. Love his image of the blue screen of death. I’m sure many pastors can relate.
Monday is post-adrenaline letdown day, especially tough for introverts in an extroverted role. That’s one reason I work on Mondays. It’s much better to do low-level brainless work and save your day off for when you feel better.
The good thing about Mondays for pastors is that you usually feel a little bit better by Tuesday. Be nice to your pastors on Monday. You can treat them normally the other six days.