Therefore, brothers and sisters, you must be patient as you wait for the coming of the Lord.
7 Therefore, brothers and sisters, you must be patient as you wait for the coming of the Lord. Consider the farmer who waits patiently for the coming of rain in the fall and spring, looking forward to the precious fruit of the earth. 8 You also must wait patiently, strengthening your resolve, because the coming of the Lord is near. 9 Don’t complain about each other, brothers and sisters, so that you won’t be judged. Look! The judge is standing at the door!
10 Brothers and sisters, take the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord as an example of patient resolve and steadfastness.
Noted teacher and experienced counselor Andrew Lester challenges ministers to take up an often neglected task--caring for the children of the parish. It is the pastor's role, Lester says, to make spiritual sense out of the chaos of crisis. He looks to the ministry of Jesus as the model for faithful, effective ministry and illustrates how a pastor's relationship with troubled children can have a significant impact on their development.