WE ARE ON EQUAL GROUND!
There is no such thing a a strong Christian or even a stronger Christian. We are all on equal ground. There is no such thing such as Clergy and laity, that is to say, that the clergy is holier than the laity. Really? We are justified by faith and sanctified by the same Holy Spirit. We are all on equal ground. People so often perceive that the Pastor is exempt from trials and tribulations and only the congregants go through troubles and hardships. No! We are all on equal ground. Many times, those who proclaim the Good News go through even greater testing to refine them in order that what they are preaching may be found true in their own lives and in order that God’s Word may be found to be true in them so that Christ’s light, His Glory, may be placed on a hill as a glorious and heavenly light for all to see in order that people will come to the One who saves – Jesus Christ! . Nevertheless , being a Christia – a Christ Follower – places all of us on equal ground. Even in our trials, troubles, and suffering; when all seems lost, the Holy Spirit intercede for us with a groaning too deep for words (our own human language and ability)
…. To those who have obtained a faith of equal standing with ours by the righteousness of our God and Savior Jesus Christ: May grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord.
2 Peter 1:1-2 ESV