You know what really bugs the crap out of me?
Today we had a spectacular service. The music hit every note (ha ha) the preaching was excellent (as usual) and everything went without a hitch. It ran very smoothly and was powerful. That was the evaluation of several of the elders.
This is my job. I do it well. Why the %#$@% would we put T and me in the same box and say, “take it or leave it.” T doesn’t do HIS job. Because I give that evaluation in a closed door elders meeting, now I am lumped in with him.
After the big meeting, T said to me with a laugh, “You know, I haven’t done squat with small groups. If I get to preach once a month, I’ll really put a lot of effort into them.” Well, I guess throwing a fit and intentionally not doing your job does have its rewards.
We start up small groups in another month or so…I haven’t seen any promotion at all. T submitted a vacation request for the second or third week after they begin. I had better approve it or his wife might send the elders a nasty email.
end of rant.