A PASTOR’S GUIDE TO FEEDING
SOLDIERS AND SHEEP
By Rev. Dean Beaty 3/08/08
are like soldiers with armor shining bright.
As armed and
willing workers, they’re ready for the fight.
marching orders to send them to the fray.
And with God’s
help and guidance, they’re sure to win the day.
are like sheep needing to be led.
If they were sent
to battle they soon would all be dead.
They need tender
teaching, called, “Milk of the Word.”
them the Bible, some things they’ve never heard.
A Pastor is a
Shepherd, to guide these different souls.
preparation if they’re to reach their goals
And though it may
seem strange, they feed on the same food.
To nourish so
they’re healthy, a Shepherd must be shrewd.
These both may be
together, sitting in a pew.
Remember, one’s a
soldier the other’s just a ewe.
Both milk and
meat must be dished out, so they are fully fed.
If meat’s the
only offering, the lamb will soon be dead.
feed both of them. Sometimes they’re hard to please.
That’s why a
Shepherd’s calling is not a life of ease.
His training is
extensive. His studies must be broad.
But truly first
and foremost, he must depend on God.