A while back, I posted how my husband’s grandpa sat and talked with us, this summer. He told us how he would sit down with a pastor, every time he had a new pastor. He would tell the new pastor “If you aren’t stepping on my toes, I’m not going to be sitting in these pews”. He went on to say that too many people nowadays only want to be praised. They don’t want to be held accountable, and be told the areas they need to grow in.
Yesterday, at church, I was grateful to hear our pastor say some hard things. To challenge the congregation. That we may not be who we think we are in any given situation.
I’ve heard this before. But, it was the first time that it felt authentic and genuine.
So, today…I’m grateful for pastors who step on their congregations toes. I’m sure you get a lot of complaining emails for it. But, know that there are some of us who support it!