Why I left the ordination process
The priest faces inward, toward liturgy and the sacraments. The layperson faces outward, toward everything else—everything.
Stories of Life, Death, and Brain Surgery
Reading about Henry Marsh’s vocation to neurosurgery, I thought about my own calling as a minister. I was startled by his depiction of detachment from patients.
We all live with many callings in life, and the greatest is not to be a pastor—much less to be in the right job at a particular congregation.
I don’t often take book recommendations. I think far too highly of my own guiding interests.
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