When clergy behave badly l Worship

 

January 2, 2019



Earlier this week, I sat with other members of my family in a hospital waiting room. We were waiting for news from the doctors about my 84-year-old father’s heart surgery.

It was a busy place with paper coffee cups, Christmas carolers, staffers in scrubs and lots of people just like us staring at the ceiling. I didn’t like it.

My mother explained that she asked the pastor from her church to come and see us there. When he arrived, he was quick with warm humor, curiosity about dad’s condition and lots of eye contact.

When the message came that the operation was over and that my fathe...



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