A KINGDOM OF MINISTERS AND PRIESTS

A KINGDOM OF MINISTERS AND PRIESTS

Reasoning why our Pastor came here,

To a small church on a hill…

It was more than a chance to be paid

And we all take it as God’s will.

Something I learned in the past few weeks

Makes me more willing to attend…

Our Pastor and his wife had had a busy life,

This church wished to minister to them as friends.

We can see our Pastor failing

With Parkinson’s and the like…

Depending more and more on his church

And on his nurturing wife.

The reasons we attend are often selfish,

For attention and being entertained…

For those of us who no longer “lead”

Perhaps secret envy remains.

Our priest and ministry calling,

Especially to the household of faith…

Is to each other as sister and brother

And to keep Pastor’s dignity safe.

It was a “decent” crowd for Easter

But not yet filled to the gills…

It’s the weekly crowd of which God is proud,

That with love our Pastor’s heart fills.

–Jonathan Caswell

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