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“I Felt Like A Pastor Today … “

Throughout the years, I have told a number of Good Shepherd staffers that as much as I love planning and preparing sermons as well as leading LifeGroup conversations, there come times when I simply have “to feel like a pastor today.”

By that I mean the urgency to visit in a hospital or nursing home or simply an impromptu, agenda-free visit with a congregant.

When I am able to insert one or more of those moments into a work week (which, honestly, is a nostalgic flashback to what it was like to pastor the people of Mt. Carmel UMC in Monroe, NC) I will tell my staff colleagues, “I felt like a pastor today.”

I didn’t know the impact of that phrase until last week … when, on two separate and unrelated occasions, two staffers used it verbatim with me to describe their work days.

Words make worlds.

Comments ( 3 )

  • Vivian Hamilton says:

    You must have felt like a “pastor” many days as frequently as you visited my mother in the last year and 1/2 of her life. Thank you for that and your daily pastoring at GS.

  • Lisa says:

    So very grateful to have a “village” of pastors and thank you God I felt comfortable enough to call 2 wks ago for my Mom. Thanks to everyone for showing up immediately and repeatedly! Especially Chris, Wayne and Brooke. Thanks again.

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