Sunday, April 6, 2014

What Is Ministry?

Ministry is embodying love and helping others to embody love.
Ministry is dynamic and sitting completely still to hold space for another's sorrow, struggle, or joy.
Ministry is in the moment and forward-thinking and with respect for what came before.
Ministry is connection-paperwork, emails, phone calls, face-to-face conversations.
Ministry is crafting a life-changing sermon, leading the sacred ritual, staying calm in a late meeting.
Ministry is disposing of a dead squirrel, moving mulch, waiting for the pizza guy.
Ministry is done by ordained ministers, by religious professionals, by congregants, by children.
Ministry requires all of us and each of us
Waiting for the pizza guy
choosing to embody love.

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