Thursday, June 25, 2015
In the Midst of the Years
But life for me has not even started. The best is yet to come. The better half is just about to begin. I have barely done what I wanted to do in my 21 years of full time ministry. Though I think now a large part is to influence younger pastors those in their 30s and early 40s. A few have risen in rank and stature but we need an overhaul within our ranks. It is ironic in our group of St. Marians, God chose the top two students in our batch to be pastors. When I preached about Paul's theology, in Colossians Paul's brilliance shone through, read Col 3,1-4 and imagine other apostles writing it. You can't because among the apostles Paul was learned one, the apostle to the nations and all Gentiles are indebted to this scholar turned apostle of Christ, yet in my company there is still this myth and romance that one does not need good education for the clergy, God can call anyone, simple folks without much intelligence they say, but God is not mocked. When He calls, He usually reserves the best for Himself.
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