A Brick in the Valley


The Nature of Pastoral Work
February 3, 2008, 3:08 am
Filed under: Quotes

“Most pastoral work involves routines similar to cleaning out the barn, mucking out the stalls, spreading manure, pulling weeds.  This is not, any of it, bad work in itself, but if we expected to ride a glistening black stallioni in dialy parades and then return to the barn where a lackey grooms our steed for us, we will be severely disappointed and end up horribly resentful.”  Eugene Peterson, Under the Unpredictable Plant, page 16.

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