14 October, 2005

10 Differences Between a Doctor and a Pastor

Found this posted on another board and wanted to share it.


The Doctor says, "Please disrobe" and you do it without question.
The Pastor preaches that you should dress modestly and he is getting too personal.

The Doctor charges outrageous fees and you complain but you come back the next time you are sick.
The Pastor preaches that you should pay your tithes and you leave the church.

The Doctor checks how much you weigh and you allow him.
The Pastor asks how much you pray and it's none of his business.

The Doctor gives you a nasty tasting pill and you take it.
The Pastor feeds you the Word and you say no thank you.

The Doctor's office closes at a certain time.
The Pastor is to be available, awake and ready twenty-four hours a day.

The Doctor tells you how to change your lifestyle to lower your blood pressure.
The Pastor tells you how to change your lifestyle and it raises your blood pressure.

The Doctor tells you we need to run more tests, so you make an appointment.
The Pastor says we need more Prayer Meetings and Bible Studies and you are too busy.

The Doctor says, "There is nothing more we can do", and you search high and low for one who can help.
The Pastor says, "God can help you", and you give up and say "What's the use."

The Doctor says, "Try this and see if it works and if it doesn't we'll try something else", so you do.
The Pastor gives you the promises of God's Word and you don't like to "Walk by faith."

To the Doctor, you are just another customer.
To the Pastor, you are a part of the family.
He loves you. He prays for you.
He helps carry your burdens.
He laughs with you and cries with you.
You are important to your Pastor.

3 comments:

michigan preacher said...

Pastor Darrell, very true. If only some church folk would try to understand the heart of a pastor. Hey, how did you get the view counter at the bottom of your blog? I can't figure it out for the life of me. Thanks.

Eric Bae said...

hello Darrell~~ :D

I am now leaving comments on your blog~! thanks for visiting mine~~ oh and sorry about the link to Ravi Zacharias' address, here it is!

http://www.rzim.org/radio/archives.php

let me know what you think~~ :D have a lovely day in Christ!!

michigan preacher said...

Hey, that Ravi link is great! He is my wife's favorite speaker.