What sicko pastor would write about cannibalism? I know that’s what you’re thinking. People eating people. That’s sickening! It may be sickening, but there are more cannibals in the world than you think (no, I do not think that the group “Fine Young Cannibals” were actually cannibals). These cannibals lurk in churches, ready to eat pastors alive at every corner. I heard a pastor several years ago refer to those who didn’t like him having “roast preacher” for lunch. This is a sad reality.
As this month has been set aside for Pastor Appreciation, please let your pastor know that he is appreciated. Don’t just do so in October. Many carry pain and loneliness, and your encouragement may be the one thing they need to feel like their contribution is worthwhile.
To all the men and women of God out there, this pastor thanks you. I understand the difficulties you face. What you do is not in vain. Press on, brothers and sisters! The only opinion of your service that will matter in the end is the opinion of Jesus. Make Him proud!