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Preachers and teachers are under particular pressure, because they are constantly expected to be giving out and do not always have the time they need to refresh themselves. Forced to give an answer to every question, they can easily fall into the trap of giving a standard answer, when they have had no time to reflect on it or to put it into practice in their own lives. Getting ahead of oneself in this way is an occupational hazard of Christian ministry, and those engaged in it have a special duty to protect themselves by making an extra effort to put God first in their lives.

Gerald Bray, God is Love 98