I was thinking the other day about the many times I take myself too seriously- especially with work in the church.
I often bemoan problems as I see them in the United Methodist Church and you want to know something?
What a wonderful happenstance, all the problems I see with the UMC, I feel I am the solution!
What an ass I am.
I continue to come be baffled at myself. My mind convinces me that my self-prescribed strengths are exactly what the church lacks. I convince myself that if only I were in charge I could 'save' churches.
Is this egoism/messiah complex my own issue? Is it something which plagues ministers of all sorts? Leaders? Just men or all people?
So, I write this as a reminder to myself:
We already have a messiah, and you are not it. Get over yourself.