Ministry is an oxymoron

Ministry is somehow like one big oxymoron or some kind of ironic contradiction. It would be great if it wasn’t for the people, but somehow people is what ministry is all about. Sometimes it just makes me wanna quit and give up on a situation by moving elsewhere, thinking that running will somehow make things better. I’m not naive enough, though, to think that the grass is greener on the other side. People are people no matter where I go. The names and the faces may change, but that’s about it. At least my conflict in ministry doesn’t require me to suffer crucifixion, as it has for Someone else. He didn’t run from false accusations and sinful people, so I guess I shouldn’t either, especially since I’m one of them myself.

Posted on December 19, 2005

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