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?

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