You the Pastor

Dear Ministers,

Pastor Eugene Peterson says, ”Pastoring is an entrance into chaos, the mess of things and the slow mysterious work of making something  out of it, something good, something blessed: poem, prayer, conversation, sermon, a sighting of grace, a recognition of love, a shaping of virtue.” 

Peterson is correct. However, I would expand his words far beyond the ordained. The more each person grows in Christ, the better equipped he/she becomes to both participate in, and observe the transformation of all chaos into new creation in Jesus' name.

See Mark 9:38-50 for further reflection.

Prayers: For truth and love to permeate all things, for hurricane recovery in the United States and the Philippines; for leadership and followership,  and for all professional educators and students. May God bring peace and safety to those threatened by the political  unrest  in Nicaragua. We pray specifically for our missionary Bismarck and his family. 

Our world still mourns Robin Williams, yet his work continues to transform our hearts. 

Still in One Peace,

Pastor David J. Jensen

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