They Never Seemed to Take God Very Serious

Pastors were never very important to me. I liked them. They were nice, and they told great stories, but they never seemed to be very serious about God, and I was. They just seemed peripheral to ordinary life, whereas in my dad’s butcher shop, things were very serious. My father took everybody seriously and treated them with dignity. I got the image very early on that he was a priest…Everyone was treated the same, there was no discrimination with anybody.

Eugene Peterson from “The formation of Eugene Peterson” in neue magazine.
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