Sunday was the worst day so far. It was worse than the day I was fired because it is the day I most connect with God. I most connect through preparation for and the preaching event.
This Sunday I listened to ok preaching at a foreign church and then I went home and listened online to the sermon preached from the pulpit I used to occupy. The sermon preached there was hidious.
The message was preached by M, a former elder. His message, “Submit to your elders no matter what they decide.” I guess that is what you do when you are an authority who makes a stupid decision….you have someone beat the drum of your authority.
Anyway…it is getting better. There have been a steady stream of emails and phone calls and personal visits to say, “Your ministry meant a lot to me.” I can’t count the people who said, “I have never been so interested in following Jesus as when you preach.”
People are kind.
I am now just a “normal” church person. I will follow Jesus, work my 50 hours and worship on Sunday. Who knows, it may be good for me. I just have to figure out a way to rewire my soul to find life in this routine.