I’ll listen…

Laced up Lutheran

I talk with a variety of people each week. When I think about it, the range is far and wide. And I hear about some people who are afraid to talk to a pastor, or this pastor specifically, for any number of reasons. Some think they know my politics and think that my politics will determine who I am willing to talk with and who I will not talk with. You likely don’t really know my politics (it’s complicated) and regardless, I’m not going to let politics get in the way of offering pastoral care. That’s just stupid.

Some might think that a pastor, or this pastor specifically, might judge someone based on what they have done so they are afraid that I’ll condemn someone for whatever it is they are confessing. If that were the case, I probably wouldn’t be talking with anyone – we’re all guilty of something…

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