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Leaders’ absolute honesty

People often make assumptions about those in leadership. They assume our hearts are always soft and our quiet times always bring joy.

Pastoral care Helen Thorne-Allenson
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They imagine we never forget to pray – that sanctification has come easily – and that our shoulders are so broad that we can keep listening and supporting without showing a crack. I once even had a woman exclaim to me: ‘It’s ok for you, you don’t struggle with sin’ (needless to say my friends put her right on that one without delay!).