My wife wanted me to read this chapter because it made her think of me because it’s about a preacher who decides to be a counselor.
One significant quote that most preachers can relate to:
“How many religious leaders go into ministry with the idea that they’re going to be really great administrators?” -Rick Rittmaster
He had gone through depression and burnout as a preacher.
After getting his Masters in Counseling, he became a chaplain the US Army. He says, “There’s great sadness in the world, and being a chaplain, my role, my journey, is no to deny it or to resist it, but to accept it and to mourn with those who mourn.”
I like that statement.
Taken from Your Life Calling: Reimagining the Rest of your Life by Jane Pauley