A good friend and brother in the ministry wrote a recent post about “undressing” in a 7-11 convenience store. When I say “undress,” I meant he removed his plastic tab collar of his clerical shirt. A man there was practically offended at what he had done because my friend was a “holy man of God.” In short, “his priest would never lower himself by taking off his Godly clothes while in public.” Here are some questions for your pondering.
- What makes a pastor? Is it the “Godly clothes” which anyone can buy online or is it the call by the Holy Spirit?
- What makes me a “holy man of God?” Is it because I’m a pastor that I can call myself a “holy man of God?”
- Is a pastor the only “holy man of God?” Does that mean that laity are not “holy people of God?
I don’t expect to get any answers, but that’s just my pondering right now.