# a few confessions of a pastor

I'm sorry that I expect people to think the same way I do and agree with everything I say.
I'm sorry that I want everybody to be the kind of people I like and would enjoy hanging out with.
I'm sorry that I desire others to keep the same principles that I do.
I'm sorry that I want everyone to like what I like and hate what I hate.
I'm sorry that I think I am wiser than your people.
I'm sorry that I think you're closer to me than to others.
I'm sorry that I assume I'm really serving you while others are really not.
I'm sorry that I see your people as a resource to serve me rather than seeing myself as a resource to serve them.
I'm sorry that I sometimes act like a hireling, ready to run when things get tough, and not a true shepherd.
I'm sorry that I think about money too much and how your people can get more of it for me.
I'm sorry that I use the scriptures as a way to get what I want rather than what you are passionate about.