October is National Pastor’s Month, and The Light will have a special page in its Oct. 15 issue honoring local spiritual leaders.
Let me be the first to say that I believe I have the best pastor in the world. Dr. Joe S. Green, senior pastor of St. Matthew Baptist Church in Boyce, La., is a leader among leaders. In Central Louisiana, he’s called upon to help in all kinds of situations involving the community, the local church and the universal church. Not only does he care for the souls of his members, folks from other churches sometimes would rather call Rev. Green, than their own pastor. Isn’t that strange.
Of course, as all humans, Pastor Green is not perfect. Yet, his daily walk exemplifies the godly character that Christ has called each of us to live. Unfortunately, every Christian can’t say that about his or her spiritual leader. It seems that more and more we’re hearing of ungodly actions of those who are “called” to keep us on the straight and narrow.
I hate to say it, but some of our pastors, preachers, ministers, apostles, bishops are living far beyond what Christ has called us to and that is holiness. Of course, holiness, is a word that we don’t like to talk about these days. The buzzwords appear to be “prosperity,” “vision,” “potential,” and other words that indicate it’s all about me rather than about God. I’m all for prospering because God has promised to take care of those who are obedient to Him.
OK. That’s enough of that tangent.
Just as with any profession or vocation, there’s always a few who make the others look bad. I’m sure that your pastor, priest, iman or rabbi is not like the ones I described above.
I’ve told you how I feel about my pastor. How do you feel about your spiritual leader?