Thursday, November 10, 2016

I'm normal

So I have gotten into the habit of adding these words when someone introduces me as their pastor.
If they say, "this is Jeff Brinkman, my pastor."
I have started saying, "yes but I am normal."

Someone called me out on that the other day.  They asked if I was saying that other pastors are not normal.  Well, that is not what I mean at all.

What I mean is that many people expect a pastor to judge them or guilt them.  Sometimes pastors come across as above you.  I reject this.  I will not judge you or guilt you.  And I am not above anyone.  The spiritual life is something that we do together.

I am normal.  Sort of.

It's a beautiful day in God's world, be sure to see the good.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

You're the best! And we love you!! Normal or sort of.

Anonymous said...

This is why I liked you as my pastor and my friend.

Anonymous said...

U make u easy to know n like

Anonymous said...

U make u likeable n inspiring

Anonymous said...

U make u likeable n encouraging

Joanne Priester said...

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