Our church is not exempted to these "needs priority". Pastor appointed some deacons who, sad to say, could not be available for God's service because of other secular priorities. Those who are willing still lack the training. I know this is not only happening in our church, but in yours also.
I was talking above of Christians in poor countries. What about the rich world? Material abundance and self-satisfaction draw them away from God and His service. Who would need God when they have the means to buy what they need? There is even extra money to purchase the wants! Am I hitting weak grounds, too, when I say these? But, this is true. Again, kudos to the true servants of Christ in this self- loving world. They remain steadfast despite material luxuries.
Friends, I still pray that one day, God would touch each one of us so that we can be true servants of Christ, wherever we are and whatever our status are, even in this very demanding present world.
(c) October 2009, Luisa Mercado (mermalu)