When asked what I enjoy most being a pastor I say the honor given me to listen to the stories of everyday people. I hear the secrets and struggles that not even family members may have heard. I let each one know how deeply touched I am that they would entrust me with their deepest thoughts. So I get to share the love of God with those who never had a friend who cared enough to listen without trying to judge and critique them.
Who do you know that needs to tell their story? You may be the friend they need at this point in their life!
Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with your entire mind and with all your strength. ’The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.” Mark 12:30-31