Montoya: The cry of the pastor
From Alex Montoya's Preaching with Passion:
Preaching is not merely an exercise in speech or oratory. Preaching is not an end in itself. It is a means to an end, and that being the helping of another human being. Preaching is one soul pleading to another, “Be reconciled to God!” (2 Cor. 5:20). Some men become preachers because they love the task, the accompanying glory, and the feeling of power. But such will never preach with passion. It is the burden for others that creates passion in our preaching. “Others” becomes our pastoral cry! (55).