You’ve got to take up your cross and follow Jesus. So this is no career move for the faint-hearted. This is no career move for someone who wants an easy life or a nice life. You’re not going to be accepted, and you’re not going to be liked: you are following the crucified one.
Wise words from the sometimes controversial Philip Jensen when questioned about how he would advise those starting out in full-time pastoral ministry today. I don’t always agree with what he has to say but this makes for an informative read. The above quote is a small part of a great interview that can be found on The Briefing website here. Entitled, “The Mistakes of Phillip Jensen” take some time to dip into it.