Who Is That Preacher Guy?

10 Jun


To many, the local pastor is somewhat of an enigma. He is someone that they only see from a distance. He stands up in the pulpit and does a semi-masterful job of presenting a book that they only understand vaguely. He runs by and shakes their hand and says a few chosen words as he rushes out the door. They have seen him at the funeral of one of their loved ones and he has seemed to be authentically sympathetic. He stood and pronounced a couple as man and wife and did it with an incredible smile as though he were hosting a national event. In truth, they don’t know much about him. They figure he is someone who could not possibly understand the struggles that they encounter. There are things that they hope he never sees in their home or in their hearts. They are careful as to what…

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