But the analysis and the analogy of how it affects us is even more nuts.
I think we're all worried about burnouts and breakdowns in a distant sense, but not a real sense that it may be right around the corner. Yeah, we all need a reality check. Looking at all the warning lights -I see a few physical, a bunch of mental, a bunch of emotional, a few relational, and a ton of vocational ones.
The moral and spiritual ones… and definitely the pastoral ones cause me to pause because my dashboard is lit up in a major way. I love the analogy of the repair base. We first have to define what the problem is, then we have to figure out how we got here, and then go from there.
I feel his practicality, sympathy, hope, and joy... As I'm getting used to his Scottish accent listening to the audiobook.
The questions of where is God in all this? And what is he doing are very impactful.
*I'm very thankful for his reminder of what God says in Job that he knows where I am and that he knows what he's doing.