Thursday, August 26, 2010

Pastors are Laymen Too

I found this at Blogotional.  I SO resonate with the sentiment. He's responding to a specific statement by a pastor, basically saying pastoral ministry is the highest calling in the world, yada yada(in other words: "vocational ministry" people are more spiritual than "laymen"):

I hate to break this to you, but you are not THAT special. And the sooner you realize that, the better your ministry will be. You are not smarter than the rest of us. You have a heavy burden, but then so do we all. YOU are not here to save us, or the church - that is God's business - you are just a tool in the effort - AS ARE THE REST OF US.

By the way, that should, LIFT a burden, not lay one on.  Hee hee.