There are a lot of temptations for pastors, one of which, because of our public role, is to think of ourselves more highly than we should.  And in so doing, we can develop a tendency to depreciate those who are under our leadership.  This can be manifested in a number of ways.  Our messages can be occasions where we talk down to people.  We can berate people about particular sins, though our own sins are just as heinous.  We can assume a know-it-all attitude.  We can conduct meetings in such a way that we take advantage of people or make light of their thoughts or suggestions.  We can make public, veiled references to people.  And we can use humor about our members from the pulpit at their emotional expense.