Of Monday Mornings
December 12, 2006
I resonate with what Derek says about Mondays, and suppose that many preachers do. I find a full day of preaching and ancillary ministry to be very draining. This summer a homiletics professor cited research indicating that preaching a one-hour sermon is the physical equivalent of four hours of hard manual labor. There is a kind of emptiness that comes on Mondays, but I have come to find a kind of satisfaction in the feeling, as an opportunity for God to show his grace. For me a new week of sermon preparation begins on Mondays, and it is good to begin from a place of needy dependency.