This is for you, and if not, someone else needs it... Read On, and digest, it might be of help to your children.
"The lawyer is working"
"The lecturer is working"
"The journalist is working"
But, "Clerics" playing?
You are really wise, Clap for yourself.
You have always seen the clergy man as a lazy individual, thinking all other professionals are busy, but when it comes to a cleric, all you say is 'go and look for a job'.
We applaud professions that don't offer less real value to people but think less of those who do the real deal.
Footballers earn far more than doctors,
Comedians earn far more than teachers,
Most clerics earn very little or nothing.
And you think that's cool?
Yes, celebrities done there parts, they have helped your life or given you a new hope for living, but have you ever seen any of them come in person to console with you?
How has a comedian saved your marriage or helped deliver you from addiction?
But clerics are involved daily, bearing the brunts of helping people live a better life and yet when we see them own few things we behave as they don't deserve anything. Why are we so greedy?
In case you are ignorant, being a cleric or a leader is one of the most demanding and sacrificial work on earth.
I am a counsellor. I have been in this for the past 10 years now.
I have been to police stations severally because of my followers.
I have visited several hospitals and spent nights there awake because of my members.
I have travelled long distances, given up my belongings, attended to marriages at the verge of divorce, and conducted funerals all because of my people.
The last was a family who were barely 4 months in my congregation, they had an accident and the woman and her baby died on the spot. When I got there, their whole family was crying to me, asking me in tears 'Daddy why?'
Who else is supposed to answer such a question? It is always the pastors, sheiks?Yet in the midst of that, we bring courage and restore hope.
Ironically, when it comes to a pastor having money, or a sheikh owning a multimillion property, people will frown and wag their tongue against it.
And yet the economy is not different for them too!
Everyone else cries but when a cleric does, he has no faith.
Everyone can bring their problems to a cleric, but no one asks if he has eaten, even if he us hungry, he should face his God and request. Please, will God come from the heaven?
Everyone else can be forgiven when they make a mistake, but clerics? Their mistakes are unforgivable. (And he calls himself a clergyman) That is always the line...
Everyone can be rich but not the clerics, or else the society will begin to talk.
You will read headlines, "members are poor but pastor is rich" but you won't ever hear of or read when "members are rich and their pastor is poor". That will never happen... Lol
You think it doesn't happen?
I have seen a church where many members have big cars but they all drive home without anyone offering to drop pastor and his family home first, not to talk of buying him a car. This also happens among Muslims, the imam suffers, and no one to help among his followers.
Do you know that majority of clerics are actually struggling financially, taking multiple jobs and even menial ones to survive?
But they won't tell you, especially the ones who probably deserve it more.
I will tell you, if you see a pastor doing different jobs while in ministry, let your heart be moved favourably toward them and treat them honourably.
Especially your pastor!!!
They're sacrificing a lot.
Instead of you quoting scriptures to teach that clerics should work (as if leading is not a work), it should be your desire to be able to care for them to the point where they won't have to do other jobs to survive.
Don't join the bandwagons of those who dislike clerics and do all they can to defame them.
Remember, David did not condemn King Saul despite he had been rejected by God. He called King Saul '' God's anointed one".
Let alone a Pastor who is the apple of God's eyes.