One Part Lazy
One Part Crazy

I am one part lazy and one part crazy, and it’s been that way the entire 20 years I’ve worked with college students. It goes something like this: Lazy wants the good parts of ministry to stay exactly as they are and the bad parts to turn themselves into more good parts. Crazy wants a ministry so challenging it might take decades to prove it was worth the hassle. I know neither is sustainable. One would stagnate me beyond usefulness, and the other would wear me out beyond repair. So I pray for a mix. Lazy wants comfort. It wants easy students who respond right now with clear replies and unwavering commitments; students who show up on time every time and whose texts contain zero excuses plus three praises (with correct spelling); who offer to do the hard work, the set-up, the tear-down, and who never leave anything else to…

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