Who's Your Pastor?
A couple of weeks ago, Jud and I were at a little conference with Compassion International. At lunch we sat next to this great pastor from Louisiana. He brought up a couple of things that have had me thinking over the last few days.
Here’s one. Our new friend leaned across our chicken salads and looked us in the eye and asked, “Who’s your pastor?’
Jud and I kind of looked at each other.
“Everyone needs a pastor. Pastors need pastors too. Who would you call if Jud was losing weight and really struggling? Who would you talk to if you were going through a hard time in your family? Who is YOUR pastor?”
I feel very blessed to say that we have a couple of friends that fit the bill, but if I’m a betting person I would guess that there are lots of leaders in ministry who don’t have a pastor that they could and would turn to. They minister to everyone else, but don’t have anyone that is a pastor to them.
I think it is an important question to ask. Who is your pastor? And, if you don’t have someone, maybe it is time to think that through a bit. Who could fill that role in your life?