The beautiful thing about the shepherding metaphor is that it instructs us on the nature of pastoral leadership with deep emotive insight. In many ways, this is why the Biblical writers employed the shepherding metaphor for pastoral ministry.
I know that the men and women around me are singing to God while they are struggling in their marriages, fighting cancer, and feeling the uncertainty of job loss. I have come to realize that worship isn’t just something we do; it does something to us.
While Superman is a character of fiction, the battle between selflessness, self-interest, and self-limitations is very real.
God forbid that my ambitious leadership rob others of their calling.
Our people need to see that the character in the Christian life isn’t marked by the sinless life; it’s marked by the repentant life.
Recently transitioning back into pastoral ministry, what do you feel prepared for this time around?
In prayer we are able to find comfort in the arms of our Father, trusting that he is working all things for the good of those who he loves, especially those he has entrusted to our pastoral care.