A minister friend of mine was recently chastised on social media for not going to visit a person’s loved one in the hospital. This highly inappropriate public rebuke was immediately met with responses of people defending the minister. When all the facts came out, it was determined that the minister had indeed gone to see the loved one in the hospital after all, so all the drama was for nothing.
It is ironic that this accusation took place in October, which is Pastor Appreciation Month!
Let’s try to do a good job of showing our appreciation to the paid clergy and the lay leaders in the church who work so hard to take care of our spiritual needs.
“Now we ask you, brothers and sisters, to acknowledge those who work hard among you, who care for you in the Lord and who admonish you. Hold them in the highest regard in love because of their work. Live in peace with each other.”—1 Thessalonians 5:12-13.