Thursday, July 11, 2013

Pissed Off

Why is it that clergy are open targets of both active and passive abuse, but seem to not be allowed to address the inappropriate, abusive behavior.  Do we wear targets?  Are we not human with feelings?  If I were to treat some people the way they feel led to treat me, I would be defrocked or at least fired from my post.  People think it's okay to leave churches with no explanation or to be critical or mean spirited, but they would be the first to criticize me for calling their bad behavior.  It happens in most churches and to most pastors at one time or another, but it really raises my hackles!  GRRR.  Think before you judge, criticize, or complain.  Clergy are people too, and we love to minister with you all, but we do not deserve abuse.

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