deacon is acting different toward me

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  1. Preacher2015

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    I don't know of anything I could have done to him. I preached a message on forgiveness last Sunday. He started speaking to me after service and when he prayed he thanked God for his pastor & fmly. Does this sound strange to anyone?
     
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    Why is thankfulness strange?
     
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    You know more about him than anyone here of course. What struck you as odd about it, or made you feel as if he were acting different toward you? I was thinking perhaps he just liked the message and it blessed him.
     
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    The Sunday before he would not even speak to me. He shook my hand but was very cold toward me.
     
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    My family has been through a very difficult situation here, still ongoing. We got to thinking that when people act that way, rude, cold as you say, perhaps they are going through a tough time too.
     
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    Yes, I called him on the phone one evening and he said he was stressed
     
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    My wife says I am being paranoid.
     
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    They know brother! Relax and trust. :)
     
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    This is where just going straight to the person and speaking to them helps a lot. The deacon said he was stressed so I would take that for what it is. I would also pray with him and ask him if there was anything I could do. Why is he stressed? Is it something at work? Relationships at home? Financial issues?
     
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    Good advice here.
     
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    I wouldn't over think it. He probably has a lot of his mind and he doesn't even realize that his behavior is different. Maybe he just needs time to himself to sort through whatever is going on. I am sure he will be back to himself soon. If you do have concerns you could ask him if there is anything you can do to help ease his streas. I would worry too much about it though.
     

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