Friday, June 24, 2016
We enjoyed the comedy and the backstory of Pixar's revisit under the sea. Sometimes I wish I had less memory. We shared the theater with a couple that had joined others in turning on us over a decade ago during a difficult time in our ministry. Even though the memory of the wounds was there I made a point of having a pleasant conversation and catch up.
Today, I spent most of the day working around the house and the pool. We painted a wrought iron screen door, and I vacuumed the pool floor. Two months retired, no one calls, no one needs me, except Lara, and I am a pool boy/old man.
Truth is, there are many blessings in being a pastor, but a lot of dysfunction comes with evangelicalism. The reasons and guilt for the mutual abuse cycle are many and varied, but my heart is really healing and the routine of not being involved with others lives right now is just what the doctor ordered.