We often think that our pastor is some sort of superhuman. We unintentionally and unconsciously raise him on a pedestal. After all, he spends his career getting close to God. We somehow think that he does suffer, he doesn’t stress, and he doesn’t weep. He is always the strong man of God that leads us poor sinners to the gates of heaven.
But the truth is that our pastor is no different than the rest of us. He suffers as much as we do. In fact, his job may cause him to suffer more because he is more acutely aware of his shortcomings.
So what can we do to help? We can pray. And that’s probably the most powerful thing we can do. And precisely the thing he needs most.