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Sharing Love, Giving Hope

by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Posted: October 26, 2019

A tribute to pastors for Clergy Appreciation Month…

Sharing love and giving hope.
That's what we're called to do.
We have a common mission. We're a team.
The task of serving those we love
requires you and me.
And that from the beginning was God's dream.

We share God's love through what we do.
We're conduits of grace.
There is no cause for jealousy. We're one.
And giving hope is how we care.
It's what our world most needs.
We're pastors, chaplains, deacons, priests and nuns.

* this was written for the 7th annual clergy appreciation luncheon celebrated at Covenant Living at the Shores where the poet is the full-time chaplain (that's Greg at the left in the photo from an event at Covenant Shores).

For more on Pastor Appreciation Month from SeniorLifestyle contributor Jim Watkins, read his "Top ten ways to appreciate your pastor this month—and every month," and if you're a pastor see his collection plate of hope and humor posts.

Greg Asimakoupoulos (pronounced AWESOME-uh-COPE-uh-less) is an ordained minister, published author and a freelance news reporter with the Salem Radio Network.   Greg maintains a weekly column called Rhymes and Reasons on The Partial Observer,  which he graciously provides to SeniorLifestyle.

Greg's writings have now been assembled in book form. Find out more.

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Posted: October 26, 2019

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