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Reflections: Pastoral care

pastoral care

"The LORD is my shepherd, I lack nothing. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he refreshes my soul."

Psalm 23 vs 1-3

The word 'pastor' comes from the Latin for shepherd, someone who cares for and leads the flock to pasture. In the modern church it tends to be used for those who care for the sick, lonely or those in need; those who have the wellbeing of people in mind. Being a caring community is an important part of being church, as is making sure that the support we offer is appropriate and has the best interests of those being cared for at heart. Praying for people is also important.

We can all pray and look out for those around us who need a bit of extra help- but might you be called to a deeper involvement in caring for others?

Give thanks for those who serve God through caring for others.

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