Here is a news flash for you….not everyone who comes to Church is an agreeable person. In fact some of them are painful and difficult to deal with.
This morning in my Pastoral Team meeting I shared this scripture….
2 Corinthians 5
16 So we have stopped evaluating others from a human point of view. At one time we thought of Christ merely from a human point of view. How differently we know him now! 17 This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!
What this says to me is that we should others as Christ sees them, new creations, people made in the Image of God. What this says to us as Pastors is that God has blessed us with all sorts of people to minister to. He has given us the honour of ministering to them, and it is a privilege. This helps me keep things in perspective.