Pools of Tears

One of my favorite pastors often reminded us to treat each other gently, because each worshipper sat by a “pool of tears.” He was reminding us that each person has been wounded in the battles of life, and a community of faith should be a community of gentleness.

I read a blog about how this plays out at a regular workplace this week.

Sometimes pastors themselves forget this maxim. Pastors can easily slip into a singular role of motivating church members to give and work, forgetting that God anointed them also to care for the heavy-hearted and support the weak.

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