cartoon: church attendance
I want to discuss the pastor s struggle. I should have the same mind as Jesus. But, as this cartoon reveals, it's difficult for pastors to resist resentment towards people. Jesus ministered freely without concern for his success. I, however, gauge my ministry s success by attendance, the size of the offering, the number of compliments I receive, or even the spiritual health of the people. I m convinced that we as pastors must divest ourselves of this concern for success and its measurements. Thoughts?