A lady once came in to the office of a large church, wanting to see the Pastor of Missions. This was a large church, with several pastors, each with a specific title—Senior Pastor, Pastor of Caring and Fellowship, and so on. The lady was searching in her mind for the correct title of the person she wished to see. Finally, she asked the church receptionist, “May I see the Minister of Passion?”
While this would be an unusual title for a pastor, in a very real sense God has called all of his people to be ministers of passion. Let us be reminded of what Jesus says should be our top priorities—“’…Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself’. All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”—Matthew 22:37-40.