Rev. Peterson believes it is essential that the pastor come to know his people. This comes by listening to them, being patient with them, and not presuming to know how the Spirit will work through you for them.
With over thirty books on pastoral vocation, the Scriptures, and personal devotion, Rev. Eugene Peterson body of work is well-regarded throughout the Christian Church. In this concluding segment, he reflects on how his work has been received as an encouragement for pastors.