Life is full of times that can rob us of our joy. That’s certainly true for my pastor friends. So, here are some things I’ve observed in joyful pastors.
We seek happiness even though joy is within reach. This is why we (especially church planters) need to know the difference between joy and happiness.
The hobbit Pippin observes in Gandalf a glimpse of deep, stabilizing joy, a joy characteristic of good wizards—and good pastors—alike.