It's been two weeks of pastoral ministry over here, and I haven't been fired yet! I did have one pastoral faux pas yesterday though. (It involved not recognizing one of my own members - how embarrassing!) Anyway, I went into the hospital, which was confusing enough, straight to the room and walked right past my intended visit and began a conversation with the room-mate, whose daughter was asking me, "you're the pastor from WHERE?" That's when I heard a weak voice from the other side of the room, "brother Matt..." Boy, did I feel like an idiot. Of course I recognized him once I really looked at him, and we had a really good visit. I don't believe he was offended. Rather, I think this is going to become yet another story about how I've goofed something up. Ahhh, humility. A very important part of pastoral ministry! Anyone else had early flub-ups like this?