March 3, 2008

Humility

This morning, as I was starting to reflect on the raising of Lazarus next weekend, I looked back at some of my notes from school and found this advice on ministry written in a margin:
If people come to us for ministry, it's not a testament to our ability or holiness, but to the extremity of their misery.
There's a good thought to keep this minister of the Lord humble today.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Maybe not a testament to your ability per se, but to the trust that you instill in people by the simple way that you interact with them on a daily basis. Humbling to know it is that -- your actions and approachable demeanor -- that incite people to turn to you for ministry and not just your 'position' or the extremity of their situation.

Thank you for sharing the thought...

Kristin

holy water salt said...

That's wonderful.