Being nice for Monday….
“I suspect the reason why so many leave the ministry or find themselves in such compromised positions in the ministry is due to the unrelieved boredom of facing a lifetime of being `nice’ “. Hauerwas
I read this on an e group I am part of a few weeks back. It stimulated quite a debate; are we ordained too ‘nice’? Does the attempt to maintain a ‘nice’ facade put too much pressure on us?
I would have to say ‘yes’: it does…and the struggle is to become more real and more human. Still it is something that afflicts us all: I remember someone saying years ago that most Christians are far nicer than God is…
Here is to a week of being less ‘nice’ and more loving….