I was surprised this week.
It is not often that the behaviour of people causes me surprise having spent many years working both in Christian Ministry and as a Psychologist I thought I had moved beyond being shocked.
So, I hear you asking, what caused this shock?
It was the level of pride and selfishness shown by the minister of a large church. A man I previously knew only by his reputation as an international speaker.
This man, who will remain unnamed, wrote to Christian House Sitters saying he was interested in house sitting in ____ between ___ and ___ and asking if we have anything available.
I replied that at this moment we do not but I went on to explain that naturally the listing keeps changing as new houses are added and that as the date he wanted is many months away I suggested he prayerfully consider registering as a House Sitter so that he could be informed immediately any new houses are added.
He replied that he did not feel it necessary for him to register and asking me to just keep an eye on all new listings. Then if what he wants became available to reserve it for him, send him the details and he will register.
I replied that it would be unfair to our existing registered members. They joined with the promise that they would be informed about all listings. To reserve it for someone who is not a member and thus deprive the registered members would not be fair to them.
His reply was. Do you know who I am? I am God’s servant and I deserve to be treated as a special case!
I am afraid I replied saying that on further consideration we do not feel that he is the type of person we would welcome as a member. I pointed out that Jesus came as the servant king and no servant is greater than his master.
Sadly his response was an abusive email telling me that I am standing between God and His plans and I will be judged by God for stopping this great man of God from having the vacation he deserved.
All I can say is please join me in praying for God servants. I include myself in that group. Pray that we never forget that we are nothing and God is everything.
I do not know who produced this picture but it was sent to me and it seems to fit the mind-set of that Pastor
Don’t forget that if you would like someone to look after your home and pets while you are away you can register free of charge as a House Owner. The service of the sitter will not cost you anything!
Also if you fancy a rent-free vacation please register as a Sitter. We have homes available all over the world. And the list keeps changing. Once you are registered we will keep you up to date on available houses and don’t worry we will not be reserving them for someone who has not registered. In fact we never reserve houses the home owner decides who they would like from those that apply.
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God bless you,