The Parson showed his love for his parishioners by
making sure that they had the support of the church
at critical times in their lives. When the members of
his parish were in need, even though
Wide was his parish, with houses far asunder,
yet he neglected not in rain or
sickness or in grief, to pay a call on the
great or small, upon his
feet and in his hand a stave (Carlsen 97).
The Parson would go anywhere at any time and in
any weather to help his people, no matter what
problems they had. Although he didn't have a horse
to ride, he was still willing to go on foot to help them.
The Parson was the perfect leader for the community,
as he set a good example of kindness to others that
the townspeople would hopefully follow. He was
quite different from the Friar and the Pardoner, who
were only interested in cheating and hurting the
common people that they came in contact with.