In correspondence to a friend earlier this morning I had a moment of revelation that I thought I would share with you:
Is one reason that people think churches are full of hypocrites because Christians are imperfect people trying to follow a perfect Lord and our imperfections show up in greater relief against the life and teaching of the One we seek to follow?
It also inspired me to write an ickle pome:
Don’t put your pastor on a pedestal
They’ll only fall off.
Don’t give your minister a medal
It’ll make their spouses scoff.
Don’t make a saint of your shepherd
You’re ignoring the stains.
Don’t romanticise your rector’s record
It’ll only bamboozle their brains.
That doesn’t mean we don’t like or need encouragement, but help us keep a good sense of perspective!
Be blessed, be a blessing.