Emma Green of the Atlantic Magazine revealed in her article, “Hillary Wants to Preach,” that Hillary has always longed to be an ordained Minister. “She thought “all the time” about becoming an ordained Methodist minister. The article states that she told Bill Shillady, her long-time pastor, and she asked him not to write about it, though: “It will make me seem much too pious.”
Hillary, in being a fighter for the downtrodden, the homeless, the children, the poor and the needy, little did she know she was already fulfilling her long desired to become a minister.
Hillary is a servant of God in the affairs of men and women. It is sad and disheartening to see my dear Christian brothers and sisters denigrate this beautiful soul while at the same time lifting up another person who is antithetical of a Christian.
We should all take time to honor Hillary’s work. Although, I too, have been critical of some of her decisions, I never doubted her passion and heart that she has for people and the needy.
Preaching from a pulpit, attending conventions and hiding behind stained glass windows is not the optimal way of ministering to people.
Men and brother, ladies and gentlemen, Hillary shows us the work of God is more than Sunday morning worship, it is more than praise and worship practice. Fighting for, scratching for, searching for the brokenhearted, depressed and oppressed, and strengthening lives is what God desires, nothing more, nothing less. All biblical doctrine leads you to helping others, doctrines and creeds is not fire insurance.
Yes, be like Hillary, and desire to do the hard-work. Leaders and strong people, forget not the weak in your time of strength. Meet people where they are, not where you are or where you want them to be. This is the true servants heart, and this is when God will truly be pleased with you.
Thank you Hillary for showing some of us the way to functional ministry.