A New Look at Maturity
I came across the following observation by Richard Rohr. It conceptualizes and clarifies my concept of The Good Enough Pastor (or Good Enough Person/Christian/Husband/Wife/Father/Mother/Student/etc. . . . ).
Smallness and ordinariness
It’s a gift to joyfully recognize and accept our own smallness and ordinariness. Then you are free with nothing to live up to, nothing to prove, and nothing to protect. Such freedom is my best description of Christian maturity, because once you know that your ‘I’ is great and one with God, you can ironically be quite content with a small and ordinary ‘I.’ No grandstanding is necessary. Any question of your own importance or dignity has already been resolved once and for all and forever.