Work | Burden | Choice | Stress

“…there was a woman disciple called Tabitha…who never tired of doing good works” (Acts 9:36).

The Dean of the Duke University Chapel has written a book on “burnout,” particularly among the clergy. He interviewed scores of clergy who had “called it quits” because, in their own minds, they had “burned out.” They complained of being “overburdened by their work … stressed out … crushed by the demands of the job.” The author commented:

After talking with many of those who claimed to have “burned out,” and with counselors who had tried to help them, I decided that sometimes we feel burned out, not because we have too much to do, but because we have too much which is meaningless and…

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