Is it good to grow up being a pastors son?
I don’t know, having grown up an engineers’ son.
I worry about my boy, he is such a great kid. But then I am also glad for some reasons too.
I worry because being a pastors son is not like being a fireman’s son, or even a businessman’s son. At some point it will be embarassing for him being my son….maybe it is now.
But then I am glad too. What other dad gets to pick their son up from school and take him out to kick the footy? Some do, in fact there are about two or three dads when I pick him up. Yet being a pastor is a lot more flexible that other professions.
But then I am out a lot at night, sometimes 4-5 nights a week. Normally he is in bed at 7.15pm, so it does not affect him too much, yet.
Sometimes when I am feeling irrationaly depressed about it I remind myself that it is better to be a pastors son that a drug addicts son !!!
Most of all I want him to grow up in a church that he loves, that is indispensible to the community, that is exciting, contemporary and relevant….that probably drives me as much as anything.