I attend a Pastor's fellowship meeting from time to time. It is every week, but I just do not get to always make it. It had been maybe 3 weeks since I last went, so today, my Elder-friend hopped in my car and we drove the 40 or so minutes it takes to get there.
Today was an interesting day!
There was a young man in attendance today whom I knew a bit, but hadn't seen in a long time. He just moved back to the area after being away for a year or two. In this meeting, he basically reamed out the group because the Pastors are wasting time discussing current events when what they should be doing is coordinating how they can all work together and evangelize.
Now, anyone who knows me knows my heart for evangelism and witnessing to people. I had no beef with his desire in that area. What I do have a beef with is the generalization of every minister in the room, as well as the insistence that he and his way be the standard upon which he would judge other ministers.
Well, the meeting did not go so well - things got a bit heated. He wouldn't listen to anything anyone had to say when they tried to reason with him, insisting he knew what he was saying and how he was saying it. Smacked of an inability to hear anything else but one's own words. He walked out after several of us basically got up realizing we were not getting through to him, went to the other side of the room to pray.
He came back in and after prayer he apologized. But I must say, 13 yrs an investigator tells me this young man was insincere - at least towards me.
It is very unfortunate when the leaders of the spiritual community of believers have someone come in and insist that everyone is off base except him.
I pray this young man would get on his knees and seek the Lord in this matter.