(Old Facebook Post – Revised)
Pastors, please feed the sheep! I’ve noticed that sheep who are fed low-nutrition, fast-food leftovers either shrivel up spiritually (sometimes in agony of starvation, sometimes dumbly, without awareness) or else start feeding in other, richer pastures. Neither will be good for the flock in your charge! So please take extra time away from your business or employment, dig more deeply in God’s Word than you ever have before, and craft rich meals. Seek the training you need to excel. God bless all who are already doing this!
Here’s a link with good points for self-examination (written by seminary graduate Sol Rexius). A favorite excerpt:
“I learned to trust a man who is humble enough to say nothing more than God says and bold enough to say nothing less.”