Busyness

Busyness

Guest Post - Brad Nelson

Last week I attended a gathering with sixty other pastors, priests, and worship leaders. It was beautiful, inspiring, and also sad. These were highly intelligent, productive, thoughtful leaders, but they all shared something else in common. We began our time by each offering three words describing how we were arriving at the gathering. Some arrived hopeful. Many arrived curious, but almost all arrived with some variation of the following words: Tired. Exhausted. Worn out. Faint. Threadbare. Never mind that these were all people who worked in church world. I suspect the exhaustion isn’t limited to church. In fact, I more than suspect it. I know it. We all do.

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