Come on down

Exodus 34:29-35; Luke 9:28-36

In punishment for my sins, my HMO assigned me to a fundamentalist Baptist doctor who subjects me to theological conversation while he examines me. During the poking and prodding he’ll say, for example, “I don’t know how you preachers do it—the politics, the congregational complaining, the expectations of the people. I take my hat off to you pastors.”

Though I was not in the best posture for a defense of the ministry, I said, “Speaking of demeaning ways to earn a living—I’m thinking that my worst moment in the parish is not as bad as what you’re doing now.”


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