Pastoral Responsibilities

As a pastor, one of my responsibilities, or should I say roles, is to help bring people back into communion or connection with God.

Richard J. Foster in "Celebration of Discipline: The Path to Spiritual Growth" writes,
"The truth of the matter is that the great God of the universe, the Creator of all things desires our fellowship. In the Garden of Eden Adam and Eve talked with God and God talked with them--they were in communion. Then came the Fall, and in an important sense there was a rupture of the sense of perpetual communion, for Adam and Eve hid from God. But God continued to reach to his rebellious children, and in stories of such persons as Cain, Abel, Noah, and Abraham we see God speaking and acting, teaching and guiding."

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