“7 Characteristics of Highly Effective Pastors.” After a particularly busy Sunday, that’s not the headline I particularly wanted to see on Monday morning. It did however, remind me of a comment I once read in response to a blog post on the topic of pastors being weary on Monday.
If Sunday is so draining on a Pastor, perhaps they need to rethink their relationship with God and their congregation. Monday should be the best day of the week, having spent Sunday surrounded by their church and worshiping God, which is something that should recharge Pastors, not drain them.
Otherwise, it’s just a job. And leading others in the glory of Christ should not be a job.
May I lovingly suggest that this commentor displays a radical (and all-too common) misunderstanding of pastoral ministry. The pastor’s weariness on Monday’s isn’t because it’s “just a job.” It’s because it is not.