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I. Call from God

Commitment to serve

High ideals

II. Too many to serve

Surrounded by a sea of human need

III. Physical exhaustion

Abuse of body

Strain on family, marriage,

and other relationships

IV. Helplessness, hopelessness

Trapped feeling

V. Resentment at parishioners/clients

sarcasm and biting humor

VI. Guilt/shame for feeling guilt

that “I entered ministry to

serve people and now

resent them”

VII. Rededication

to try even harder


Clergy Self-Care, Roy M. Oswald, page 68

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