My resignation as Pastor

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25 Apr 2017 15:17 #281875 by Breeze el Tierno
Good Morning.

With this message, I give formal notice that I must give up the office of the Pastor and my seat on the Council of the Temple of the Jedi Order.

Recent changes in my family life have left me, daily, with a choice between being a present father to my son and serving the Temple as Pastor. I hope you will understand if I must choose my son every time. The result of this is that I am unable to be effective in my role as Pastor. It is unfair to make anyone in the Temple suffer for the choices that I must make as a father, so I must make way for someone able to do what I now cannot.

I will honor my responsibilities as Pastor and Councilor until an appropriate person is chosen to take on the role. I will, of course, surrender the rank of Bishop once the next Pastor is chosen. I am not giving up my vows as a clergy person, but I have only earned the rank of Deacon. I had hoped to earn my Bishop rank retroactively through service, but that is not to be.

I have no intention of leaving the Temple, nor of breaking my commitment to my apprentices, but the practical concerns of my life demand that I reduce my role in the Temple at this time. Serving the Temple at my son’s expense would make me the worst example of a false, internet Jedi.

I apologize to everyone who I am disappointing with this action. I do not take this action lightly or without thought to the consequences to those who serve with me. I know that these drastic changes always leave some upheaval and disarray in their wake, and I apologize for that. My hope is that the Pastor to come will be better than the ineffective Pastor I am right now. If only for this short time, it has been my profound honor to serve.

Thank you.

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25 Apr 2017 15:37 #281878 by tzb
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Thank you for your service, brother.

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25 Apr 2017 15:41 #281879 by Trisskar
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Children are a demanding role to any parent ^_^ A blessed, love - hate relationship that calls for a great many sacrifice and just another Jedi Trial to embrace. Love that boy of yours!! Hope to see you and yours at a gathering in the future!

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25 Apr 2017 16:08 #281881 by Alethea Thompson
Life takes priority :)

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25 Apr 2017 16:16 #281883 by Cyan Sarden
Thank you for commitment and your guidance Cabur - as others have already said: life comes first and as a father myself, I know there's nothing more important in life than the kids' wellbeing.

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25 Apr 2017 16:37 #281884 by Loudzoo
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Thank you for everything you've done, and everything you will do in the future Cabur :)

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25 Apr 2017 16:57 #281885 by Amaya
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Good luck with family :)

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25 Apr 2017 17:05 #281888 by Avalon
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I've always viewed you as a great example for the rest of us, and this is just one more way you've been that example.

Thank you for the time you've put in to the position and I look forward to seeing you around still.

And go take care of that family. That's what really matters. :)

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25 Apr 2017 17:16 #281889 by Firewolf
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i am sorry to hear this and I think your an awesome Jedi. thank you for your service in the position you hold

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25 Apr 2017 17:26 #281891 by Senan
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You are once again proving to be an example for us all. You are an amazing Jedi and obviously a dedicated father as well. Thank you for your service.

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