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Being nice for Monday….

28 January 2013 2 Comments

“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….


2 Comments »

  • Dave Faulkner said:

    And then your instructions to commenters begin with, ‘Be nice’!

  • graham (author) said:

    I am just not consistent am I? :)

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