Tuesday, November 21, 2017

The Shepherd's life


'My job is simple: get around the fields and feed and shepherd the different flocks of ewes- dealing with any issues that arise. 

First rule of shepherding; it's not about you. It's about the sheep and the land.

Second rule: sometimes you can't win.

Third rule: shut up, and go and do the work.'

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If I were to recommend a book to someone who wanted to be a pastor it might be this one and, interestingly, he's not a Christian. It's basically the job description. It's also a deeply honest and moving read.

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