A Case For the MondaysJune 9, 2008
I love Mondays.
While that statement doesn’t hold true for most of the working population, it does for me. Monday is my closely guarded, much cherished, body and soul refreshing day when I am largely free of church responsibilities. Every pastor should have one. Every pastor needs one.
But perhaps you take another day. I’ve heard of pastor’s opt for Tuesday (very common), Wednesday/Thursday/Friday (less common) and Saturday (ever popular).
Some have suggested to me that Monday is a bad day off. Not least, they argue, because Monday is a ‘let down day’ when the body drops to a physiological low after Sunday’s adrenaline high. Quantity time with family often can’t be the quality time it might be.
I feel the objection. Some Monday’s have seen me sluggish and slow.
In Monday’s defense, however, I enjoy knowing that next Sunday is as far away as possible. This means I am less distracted than I might be if I interrupted my week, trying to switch off when Sunday is closing in. That doesn’t work for me.
But that’s me.