WHAT IS A PASTOR
A pastor is expected to be
The leader of the flock for you and me.
Someone to teach, someone to preach;
Someone with an “open arm” reach.
He always has to be involved,
Around him, all the church revolves.
Planning and organizing in all things,
Answering the phone when it rings.
Each activity that comes along
He best be there, or he’s in the wrong.
Someone needs counseling; he’s always there.
To miss a meeting, he doesn’t dare.
Visit the sick and help the poor,
Greet each guest at the door.
Entertain every visiting speaker,
Be a “strength” to all those weaker.
But, have you ever looked beyond
All those things he does to bond?
To see the real person there,
He has his own cross to bear.
He too, should be a friend,
Not just always “The Reverend.”
Invite him over once in a while.
Visit with him as pal to pal.
Let down the guard and be yourself.
Don’t put your friendship on the shelf.
Get to know him as a person,
As good a friend as you’ve ever chosen.
© 1980 Annie McColloch