This caused me to think, which is hard. The above is a good question, with what sounds like good thought for his pastor's health and welfare. A few of our older types and some even older and a few of the younger types have been going over this. When I and the others my age or older were in seminary or Bible college most of the professors were also pastors of churches. I went to a Presbyterian seminary and I don't recall but one or two who also worked at a church, but the ones who went to Baptist schools, most all were pastors and all who went to DTS and GTS were also or believed it to be true too. Most of the professors had been through the hard times (depression) so they felt good to work 10 or more hours a day, or that is what they said to the students, and I heard it over and over. Most of us around my age or older heard over and over how lazy we were, work, work, work. That is why so many were against the 5 day work week, I recall people saying how much more money it would take to have two days off and how divorce would go up due to the extra time off. I never heard of burn out until the 80's and as one of the younger guys said you are looking at relaxing as fun and good where his dad was relaxed when he was working, not traveling or playing golf or so forth. Times do change and we change with it. My goal was to have a small two bed room house on about 5 acres of land, so I could have a garden, I don't believe any of my children have had that dream, times and dreams change. We are a product of what is around us, even we christians.