More reflections on Acts 20 following our leadership discussions …
We were struck again by Paul’s tears. ‘I have done the Lord’s work humbly and with many tears’ (19). ‘Remember the three years I was with you – my constant watch and care over you night and day, and my many tears for you’ (31). Which led us to wondering whether we see the people in our congregations as:
— a problem to be endured
— a puzzle to be solved
— a pastoral task to be completed
— a potential to be realised
Or ‘the church of God, which he bought with his own blood’ (Acts 20:28).