If the pastor begins the service on time, his watch is advanced;
If he begins a minute later, he keeps people waiting,
If he preaches too long, he makes people get bored;
If his sermon is short, he is always unprepared.
If he owns a car, he is luxurious;
If he does not own one, he is not in keeping with the times,
If he visits families, he is always out;
If he does not do it, he has no time for the members.
If the pastor asks for donations, he is money-minded;
If he does not do it, he is too proud or a bit lazy,
If he takes time for the confessional prayer, he is slow,
If he makes it fast, he has no time for his penitents.
If he renovates the church property, he is throwing away money;
If he does not do it, he allows everything around to rot away,
If he is with the elderly, he is old fashioned;
If he is with the youth, he is neglecting the seniors.
If the pastor is young, he is immature and inexperienced;
If he is old, he should retire and mentor others to do the job,
As long as he is around, there are always people better than him;
But when the pastor is gone… There is nobody to take his place!
Rev. Jerry Daniel