W was a Lutheran Bishop for several decades.
He was caring but stern and uncompromising in his faith.
He considered himself a servant of the people and was available, not austere.
His sermons were from the heart but touched the mind.
He listened and gave good counsel.
He had worked hard all his life from the time he was a farm boy in the Midwest.
He was scholarly, yet possessed the common touch.
A very approachable man, he always had time to talk and especially listen.
He served God and was a pastor first and foremost.
He succumbed to complications from Alzheimer's.
K became his successor.
He was the polar opposite of W.
K cared about the bottom line, not the people.
He was austere and deigned the presence of people.
His sermons were from only the head and never from the heart.
The only counsel he gave was from his throne. He expected to be obeyed.
He was neither scholarly nor common.
One had to approach K through channels and only had time to talk down except to those of power or prestige.
He was a politician and collectivist.
He had a nice comfy retirement.
Yes, collectivism long ago infiltrated the Church.
We are betrayed and the type of person like W is undercut because of the stain of those like K.
But take heart:
Faith can NEVER be betrayed.
And those who misuse service to be served and advance collectivism will reap what they sow just as the politicians and businesspeople.
We can be true to our hearts and faith and history.
That is the downfall of the K's of the world.
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