The upside is that their only aspiration is for their congregations to taste of the life, blessing, and joy that God offers us through the gospel. But what frustration, also; it’s so often like pushing a rope. We congregants are hard of hearing, we stumble, we are distracted by the world. The pastor implores those in his charge merely to “taste and see that the Lord is good.” They know, they know, that if only we taste we will, like them, want more. It’s sitting there, right before us. They would love for us to share what they have. But we don’t even taste.
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With these kind words and more, James R. Rogers, department head and associate professor of
political science at Texas A&M University, currently serving on the
Board of Directors for the Texas District of the Lutheran
Church-Missouri Synod, offers kind appreciation and encouragement for those who serve as Pastors. . . and I, for one, am most grateful for his generosity and thoughtfulness.