Spirituality And Pastoral Care

Source: The Complete Library of Christian Worship, Robert E. Webber, General Editor

Genuine pastoral sensitivity arises out of the pastor's own spiritual life and the pastor's experience of God's presence. Whether pastoral care is demonstrated through counseling or liturgical leadership, it must be grounded in faith and permeated with prayer.

Working as a pastoral psychotherapist, I am increasingly captured by questions of pastoral identity. Who am I as I sit in this room with struggling and suffering persons? Why am I here? How do I envision and embody my role here? The...


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