Thursday, January 28, 2010

Odd Sheep

"Next to the ministry of the Word, the most fruitful pastoral duty is to help all sorts of odd sheep to live together, and show them how to live in the world amongst goats without becoming goats. One of the great lessons of Paul's letter to the Ephesians is how the saints should fit together. The greatest sin there is to refuse to fit in, and want to stick out like a sore thumb, drawing attention to oneself."

William Still, The Work of the Pastor


  1. Refusing to fit in by disappearing or being invisible would also seem to be as problematic as sticking out.

  2. Good comment Aaron! There's "stick out" and there's "blending in" (a less obvious approach to "sticking out"). sjr