As a pastor I often wonder how much we, as pastors, are to love our people.
Do I love them too much? Do I love them enough? Do pastors "balance" extremes; seek a happy medium; or is there another answer?
The Apostle Paul knows:
"I have great sorrow and unceasing anguish in my heart. For I could wish that I myself were accursed and cut off from Christ for the sake of my brothers, my kinsmen according to the flesh." Romans 9:3-4