The Pastor as Artist

Eugene Peterson has this to say:

Being a pastor is an incredibly good, wonderful work. It is one of the few places in our society where you can live a creative life. You live at the intersection of grace and mercy and sin and salvation. We have front line seats and sometimes we even get to be part of the action. How could anyone abandon the glory of that kind of life to become a management expert? We are artists not CEOs. The true pastorate is a work of art – the art of life and spirit.

Now I need to ask myself if I'm a "good" artist or one of those artists someone might look at and say, "my three year old can do better work."