Something I have been fond of saying to church professional types for a while is
If you’re working more than 40 hours a week, you’re doing it wrong.
Here’s the truth: Jesus came to set us free and show us the way to Abundant Life. If we were to judge by the life of most pastors (who are ostensibly in the know about this sort of thing) then – I gotta be honest – the Christian life is not a life I want. Pastors are stressed out all the time. You’re telling me that sacrificing myself is going to lead to an Abundance of Stress? No thank you.
I wrote about this a bit in Open Source Church, but this video by Pam the Webivore says it better than I ever could:
I may have a different set of reasoning than Pam, but you can’t deny that she’s right.