For pastors, church ministry is like living within the movie of your life. It may shift radically from tragedy to comedy and back again (with the occasional musical thrown in) but it’s constantly moving and changing.
When we go home, we give our spouse a snapshot of the day. If the day ended on a sour note, that might be the only thing we tell them. So, while the day was a movie to us, it’s a snapshot to our spouse – the snapshot we choose to give them.
When we go to church the next day, the movie keeps going. And, quite often, the bad moment from the previous day is forgotten. But the snapshot you gave your spouse sits in their head and heart, growing bigger.
We need to be more careful about the snapshots we bring home. What we give them lasts longer than we realize.