Sunday, 12 October 2008

Clergy Appreciation Day

October 12 is Clergy Appreciation Day. To all clergy and full-time workers in the church and other Christian organisations, and particularly the pastoral team of my church, I would like to thank God for all of you.

You work very hard and long hours, often to the extent of neglecting personal needs, in order to give us spiritual comfort and direction in our journey of faith. You do so much, care so much for us, yet you receive so little in return. You tried your best to guide us into deeper relationship with God, yet at times we choose not to listen to you.

Therefore on this Clergy Appreciation Day, I would like to take a moment of two to acknowledge and celebrate the efforts of your leadership and guidance. I thank God for calling you into his service and ministry, to shepherd his church, and to care for his flock.

May God bless you as you continue to guide us into a deeper relationship with him.

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