Rhino Hide

Two things needed for a Pastor to survive leading a Church; the heart of Jesus and the hide of a rhinoceros. -Ron Dunn (from Ike Reighard on Twitter)

After forty years as a pastor, I can testify that I see problems in a different light than I once did. There are disappointments that would have knocked me down years ago. Today I have more readiness to chalk them up to the challenges of my profession, and to simply move on. By now I’ve had enough opportunities to see what the Lord does with the worst of circumstances. He has more than won my trust, so it will take a far greater blow than it took yesterday to knock me down. –from Dr. David Jeremiah in his book, Living with Confidence in a Chaotic World