Pastoral leaders and carers must resist the urge when someone is in pain, going through trials, tribulations, and grief of saying or implying to individuals or their congregation that if they follow them, you will lead you away from their situation.
Pastoral leaders and carers will also resist the urging and demands of those going through pain, trials, tribulations and grief that you lead them from and rescue them from their situation.
Instead, pastoral leaders and carers will instead know, and say lets journey through this together. Let me pray with you and invite the Lord to move in, over, and through the situation that you are in.
There is only one who calls us to follow. And that is Jesus. And he said that he will never leave us, nor forsake us. But instead will journey through life with us.