by Chris Staples
I love shepherds! I accept that there are some who abuse the privilege but the vast majority of those that I meet really love Jesus and serve their socks off for their flock. As a church leader, there are times when we expect gratitude from the ones that we love but instead it is from the very people whom we serve that we are grievously wounded and betrayed. When we are treated in this way, how should we respond? Well, if we can learn anything from the prophet Samuel it is that – ingratitude is not a reason to give up caring.
1) Forgetful Ingratitude is the Way of Men . . .