I'm not a perfect pastor. Never have been and never will be. However, I'm growing and my ministry has expanded. However, I had lunch today with a critic. Here's the laundry list of all that I'm doing wrong. 1. All I do is beat people up in my sermons. 2. I preach too loud. 3. I don't love people. 4. I'm not outgoing enough. 5. I didn't speak to four people who passed by me following the AM service this past Sunday. I just ignored them. 6. I wife isn't outgoing enough. 7. I home school my son. 8. My son plays fall baseball in another town. 9. My son has discipline problems. 10. I don't visit enough. 11. Oh, and I'm a Republican. At the end of lunch this person asked this what I thought. Here's my response. "I've heard all that I've done wrong and need to improve upon. So tell me, what am I doing right." There was no answer other than I have a particular talent and that I have a heart for God." :BangHead: How do you guys deal with this kind of ugliness? I feel like I didn't have lunch with a church member I love but with the devil himself.