Wednesday, July 05, 2006

To Be In Ministry...

To be in ministry is to be willing to stand between a God and a people who are longing for one another's love, and that usually means that you turn back and forth between them with no hope of tending either as well as each deserves;

To be in ministry is to serve a God who never stops calling people to do more justice and love more mercy and simultaneously to serve people who nine times out of ten are just looking for a safe place to rest;

To be in ministry is to know things are not as they should be and yet to care for them the way they are;

To be in ministry is to suspect that there is always something more urgent that you should be doing, no matter what you are doing, and to make peace with the fact that the work will never be done;

To be in ministry is to wonder sometimes if you are missing the boat altogether, by deferring pleasure in what God has made until you have fixed it up so that it will please God more;

When I wake up in the morning I can't decide whether to enjoy the world or improve the world; that makes it difficult to plan the day. E. B. White


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