I KNOW SOME OF THIS—I’M THE YOUNGER SON OF ONE!
Who are pastors? That’s an easy question to answer, right? Most of us would say these are the people who preach and minister in churches. On the surface, that is correct. The truth of who pastors are is much deeper.
Pastors are people who don’t have all the answers. I have 3 degrees, and all I can say I have other than basic knowledge is student loan debt. My first death as a lead pastor was a church member whose family did not like me (at least some of them didn’t). I experienced so little loss in my life that I was nothing more than just a presence there. I didn’t know what to say and felt so awkward in the moment. I have improved in that area as I see death more frequently as a hospice chaplain, but classes could not adequate prepare me for reality.
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