Thursday, April 09, 2009

take time to minister...

I am reminded of the movie Patch Adams today, where the only thing that lifted him out of his depression was helping others. With that in mind, just like Jesus' washed his disciples feet (John 13), we also need to take the time to humble ourselves and minister to others. When you deliver a meal to a shut-in, empty a bedpan, give someone a lift to an appointment, etc., you are fulfilling your calling of ministering for the Lord. Here is an idea for you that I have adopted: keep a database or (if you are not computer savvy) a little notebook of all the good things that you have done for others. No, good works do not save you, but they are very cathartic and helpful to people who are weary and disheartened. If you help others, you help yourself.

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