A Baptist friend of mine said to an Anglican friend, “You are off duty today.”
“No,” replied the Anglican, “I am a priest. It is who I am.”
He did not mean that he never took time off. He meant that to be a priest was about who he was.
In that light, it’s interesting to watch this video interview with Eugene Peterson, where he says,
‘Pastor’ is not a job description; it really is a life that is shaped in a certain way
and goes on to say that you should not treat his books (or anybody else’s) as a manual for pastoring, because it is the most context-specific of all jobs.
Watch and enjoy.