As Jesus did not take offence, let us not take offence; instead, let’s reflect on them. God speaks to us in varied ways.
As Church leaders and collaborators to Church authority, we are to help each other in being effective pastors of Christ’s flock for the growth of the Church and the salvation of our souls.
We are simply “errand boys”—a term packaged as “servants of the servants of God” and beautified as “vicar of Christ” according to our level on the hierarchy.
As Church personnel who possess some form of authority over the flock of Christ, we need to realise that our identity comes first before authority and not the other way round.
It is opportune we recognise the limits of our knowledge when dealing with people. It is pride to assume that because we are an authority, we must provide an answer to questions beyond our competence.