I once read an article from a wife’s perspective about what her husband was like after he preached a sermon. She described his state as PSS (Post Sermon Syndrome). After 7 weeks at Main Street and usually a long drive back to Campbellsville, I experienced some of the same symptoms she described.
I was tired and exhausted. Quiet and reflective. I wanted to talk about the day with my wife, but really didn’t want her to be brutally honest with me…at least not yet.
But for the most part I am recycling phrases of the sermon in my mind. Remembering faces in the crowd at certain points. Wondering if I made the right connections to the Gospel. Wondering if I read the scripture passage clearly and with passion. Trying to figure out what that woman meant by that comment to me on her way out.
Can any other pastor/reader of this blog describe their Post Sermon Syndrome? I would love to know if I am alone in this.