At such a time [the day-to-day sameness and toil of ministry] one is oversensitive and imagines all kinds of slights and insults. The real difficulties and problems of the ministry are magnified out of all proportion to the facts. In such a case a minister is in jeopardy. He is in danger of becoming bitter towards the world, jealous of other ministers, disgusted with his own task. Thus he will lose his compass and drift out to sea.
–A. T. Robertson, The Glory of the Ministry, pp. 23-24.