"They dress the wound of my people as though it were not serious. 'Peace, peace,' they say, when there is no peace" - Jeremiah 6 v14
I was talking to a pastor last week and telling him a story of a church in which many people had been wounded by their previous pastor. I was very disappointed by his response but not surprised. He responded: ' What the people dont understand is that the previous pastor has probably grown alot in the Lord since ". I was not surprised because I have heard this so many times from the leadership - I was dissapointed because I cannot understand why he or others in leadership can not show empathy for the wounded church and why they would expect such maturity from the sheep and not the shepherd.