My ministry here; the way I serve the people here is by loving them. Choosing to love them. Discovering the need and choosing to care. Sometimes its fun and easy. Sometimes it is not. But I desire to follow my Savior's example and "...walk in love..." (Ephesians 5:2).
Walking in love takes on different forms at different times. At times walking in love may require much more of us than we like - and so we ready our hearts for that. There are times when an aptly-spoken word is the most loving and beneficial way to serve. And then sometimes the simple act of showing a scared and exhausted mother how to administer over-the-counter medicine to their feverish child breathes upon them the soothing, caring, and healing love of Christ.
Yep...that's it...love. That is what I do here. I choose to love.
"If I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but do not have love, I have become a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophesy, and know all mysteries and all knowledge; and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. And if I give all my possessions to feed the poor, and if I surrender my body to be burned, but do not have love, it profits me nothing." 1 Corinthians 13:1-3