One of the ladies from Emmanuel passed this on. It certainly struck a chord with me and thought I’d pass it along.

Pastor’s have a tough job.  They get more kicks than kisses.

If a pastor is young he lacks experience. 

If he’s grey-haired he’s too old. 

If has has five kids he has too many.  If he has none he’s setting a bad example. 

If his wife sings in the choir she’s being forward; if not she’s not dedicated enough. 

If he preaches from notes he’s dry; if he’s extemporaneous he’s too shallow. 

If he spends too much time in his study he’s neglecting his people; if he makes home visits he’s not a good manager. 

If he’s attentive to the poor he’s grandstanding; if he attends to the wealthy he’s ingratiating. 

If he suggests improves he’s a dictator; if he doesn’t he has no vision. 

If he uses too many illustrations he neglects the Bible; if he doesn’t use enough stories, he’s unclear. 

If he speaks against wrong he’s legalistic; if he doesn’t he’s a compromiser. 

If he preaches for an hour he’s windy; less than that, he has nothing to say. 

If he preaches truth he’s offensive; if he doesn’t he’s wishy-washy.

If he fails to please everybody he’s hurting the church; if he tries to please everybody he has no convictions. 

If he preaches tithing he’s a money-grabber; if not, he’s failing to develop his people. 

If he receives a large salary he’s mercenary; if he doesn’t it proves he’s not worth much. 

If he preaches on a regular basis, people get tired of hearing the same person; if he invites guest preachers he’s shirking his responsibility.

Wow!  And you thought your pastor had an easy life.  How’d you like to changes places?  Bottom line: love your pastor.