So much to do…

There is much to do during this season. There are many expectations too. Often our lists are nothing more than wishful thinking. And the expectations are unrealistic — whether those expectations originate from ourselves or others.

Unrealistic expectations can be abusive — again to our selves or to others. So the question is why do we do this to ourselves and allow others to do it to us?

To create the perfect holiday? To achieve some kind of ideal? To please someone else? To prove something? To prove to ourselves that we are worthy and capable of doing something difficult? Maybe…

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Pastor Matthew Best

My name is Matthew Best. I’m an ELCA (Lutheran) pastor who attempts to translate church and churchy stuff into everyday language.