Are we approachable?

I was reading a blog by Mark Batterson that really spoke volumns to me. You can read the entire blog here. It is well worth the read.

There has been, in the last several years a gulf that has been placed between the ministry and laity of the Body of Christ. It seems to be that we have elevated those in ministry to a pedastal that was never intended to be built. I guess that watching christian television such as TBN or The Church Channel or the likes, has encouraged this "elevation" of the man. Please understand that I am not reducing the call of God or the position in ministry on a persons life. But when I see people that are in ministry act like they are "all that and a bag of chips," and treat people as though they are less than them. I just step back because I know that the "fall" is coming and I don't want to be around them. Proverbs 16:18 says "Pride goes before destruction and a haughty spiritbefore a fall."

Just recently, I had a person that I have been talking to concerning church tell me and I quote..."You don't act like most preachers that I have been aquainted with. You are down to earth and funny and not scared to be yourself." To me that was the best compliment that a person could give me. I don't want to act like a "preacher." I want people to be able to come to me and know that I will not treat them any different. No matter who they are and what they have. After all, that is what Jesus did.

The church must realize that people are looking for christians and ministers that are REAL and unafraid to be transparent. I have had emails concerning my
previous post . Yes, I have been "ticked" at God and yes I have had questions. It is through our realness of life that people are won to Christ. Not by our degrees or positions are people changed.

But by our approachability and genuineness.

Peace Out.........