Wednesday, November 09, 2022

Peterson: ducking responsibility

Wednesday, November 9, 2022
    Commemoration of Margery Kempe, Mystic, after 1433
    Preach the Word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage—with great patience and careful instruction.
    —2 Timothy 4:2 (NIV)
    People like to make their pastoral leaders feel necessary so that they can cop out of their responsibilities in the “priesthood of all believers.” If we rediscover our pastoral call, however, we know that we are merely equippers, prodders, encouragers, and promoters of all the people so that each one fulfills his or her vocation in the Church. Then no one is more “necessary” than any others, but all are set free to “be Church,” to live in a way corresponding to the priesthood to which each Christian has been called.
    ... Eugene H. Peterson (1932-2018), The Unnecessary Pastor, Marva J. Dawn, Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, 2000, p. 228 (see the book)
    See also 2 Tim. 4:2; Rom. 12:6-8; 15:4-5; Eph. 4:11-13; 1 Thess. 5:11; Heb. 13:20-21; 1 Pet. 2:9
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, grant Your people growth into the measure of our priesthood.
CQOD    Blog    email    RSS
    search    script    mobile
sub    fb    twt    inst    Jonah    ; Ruth


Post a Comment

<< Home