In the qualifications of a Bishop, Titus 1:8 says, "But a lover of hospitality, a lover of good men, sober, just, holy, temperate;"
A lover of good men. In the midst of being holy, sober, not losing my temper, I am to be a lover of good men. Think of the people and pastors that we come in contact with daily. Would they say that we care about them? That we love them? That they really matter to us? I pray that in the midst of raising support and getting to the field that you do not lose sight of people. Take some time out today and just encourage someone. Put others before yourself. Pray for them. Try to understand them. Show them the love that Christ has shown you. I just wonder what might happen if missionaries, when entering so many churches, became known as lovers of good men.
While the phone is ringing and you are waiting to talk with the pastor, may the truth flow through your soul that we are to be lovers of good men. (and don't tell me you were justified in not loving them because they were not good according to your definition!)
Have a great day gentlemen.