“We can all be masters of our own deceit on what it means to be people-pleasing under the pretext of “pastoral.” We can all trick ourselves to say that cracking on doctrine for the sake of being pastoral will save souls.
“It never will!”
The Apostle Paul was so confident that he was a living and real extension of Christ in the world that Paul could go so far as to say under inspiration of the Holy Ghost
Jesus is the head of the Mystical Body of Christ, but “Christ” includes the whole body of every baptized member
Because I very much believe deep in my heart: God is always faithful