Thursday, December 2, 2010

What to Get Your Pastor for Christmas

Cards and presents and gifts are nice, but here's what your pastor really wants for Christmas:

YOU.

He wants you to come to church. He wants you to come to private absolution. He wants you to come to midweek services and Bible studies. He wants to teach your children. He wants to give you the Lord's Supper. He wants you to receive all God's gifts in abundance, spend time in the Word, and grow in your faith.

Your attendance says that these things are valuable and important to you, and that your pastor and his work is important and valuable. When you're absent . . .

Give it some thought.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Giving to your Pastor in this way is giving to YOURSELF!!!

Pastor Peasant said...

Well said.

Bill Douthwaite said...

Excellent thought (although I do have a soft spot for a few baked goods, too)!

Pastor Peasant said...

They could bring the baked goods with them, no? :-) Good to hear from you.

Jenn said...

So, I can't give "myself" to Pastor Peasant. :( Too far to go. :( I think I'll go for a card. Or maybe dust off that blog.... ;) Working on it. I a poor miserable sinner, can't get my act together. Thankfully we moved from one wonderful congregation to another! :) :)