I deeply believe that it's important for us to maintain a sustainable pace of ministry.
Robert Murray M'Cheyne, shortly before collapsing from exhaustion, said: "God gave me a horse and a message. Alas, I have killed the horse and can no longer deliver the message."
That story has haunted me, in a good way, for years.
I've tried to live at a pace that is a little more sustainable. But I'm not there. At least, not yet.
Most people in campus ministry cluster around one of the poles: working too much or working too little. We overestimate or underestimate our capacity.
Our students do the same thing. Maybe everyone does?
A clear vision for a sustainable work life is elusive.
Why is that?