I just learned today that this is Clergy Appreciation Month!
I am truly grateful for my pastor. Clergy frequently
–are on 24/7 call for little pay
–have to minister when they themselves have wounds and struggles.
–experience criticism from congregation and society at large, based on things unrelated to their character or learning
–worry about spouse and children who are put on a pedestal.
I realize that I need to focus more on what my clergy have done, and how I can support them, rather than be just a consumer.
What are you going to do for your clergy this month?