The Death Of Compassion

, , , | Working | July 10, 2019

(I’m a youth director at a church in a fairly small town and we’re having our weekly staff meeting. Since we’re transitioning between associate pastors at the moment, staff meetings consist of me, the senior pastor, and the secretary. My grandfather recently passed away and we’re discussing his funeral.)

Me: “The service is on Thursday in the city.”

Pastor: “What time?”

Me: “It’s at 11:00, and the visitation is before that.”

Pastor: “So, after the service, you think you’ll come in after that?”

Me: *stunned silence*

Secretary: “No, you should spend time with your family.”

(I was a little surprised to see the secretary show more compassion than the pastor. Not surprisingly, I didn’t stay there much longer.)

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