Him: Do you think pastors do what they do because of passion or is it just a job?
Me: Depends on the pastor. Most, I'd even go as far as to say most all, definitely get into it because of passion . . . they feel God has called them. But it can become a job. The good ones do what they can to keep the passion alive.
Him: Hmmmm (with a look of some disappointment on his face)
Me: You'd be surprised at how the work of the church drains the passion right out of them.
After recapping this exchange to my boss and friend . . .
She: I think passion is overrated. Commitment may not be as hot, but it's to be valued.