Saturday, April 2, 2011
In the Mail
I must have had a hundred emails that I had not read. While about 20 of them were urgently related to me as Pastor and to the congregation, many of them were solicitations, some "junk" emails that missed the spam filter, and some from various mailing lists to which I subscribe (some news services for my Synod and some other church bodies). Most of it ended up in the delete file and some never even got opened before they ended up there. I am sure that I must have deleted that one all important email that would have made me more efficient and more effective and that this is the reason I often am "under the gun" -- or not.
There was one thing that was personal. It was a note from a member of the congregation who felt I was looking kind of tired and was concerned for me. It was heart felt and greatly appreciated. The individual expressed appreciation for all that I do and wondered how I had time for everything and hoped that it did not come at the expense of my family or myself. Ahhhh, I knew there was a reason I looked forward to the mail... (snail or email varieties)... There is always at least one thing in the stack that makes it worth while...