Wednesday, March 16, 2011
What I'm Reading...and Learning
Romans 12:6-8 reads:
Since we have gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us exercise them: if prophecy, in proportion to the faith; if ministry, in ministering; if one is a teacher, in teaching; if one exhorts, in exhortation; if one contributes, in generosity; if one is over others, with diligence; if one does acts of mercy, with cheerfulness.
Again, I'm not sure where the book is heading. But this individual chapter helped me see again the ministry that I feel God has called me to. It also helped me to examine my weaknesses in this ministry. When looking at the world, folding laundry and cleaning toilets seem pretty ridiculous and without meaning. To my family, these acts are important and necessary. There are many days when I would (and do) prefer to be napping, reading, or watching more TV than humanly possible. For some reason, I haven't figured out how to peruse Facebook, watch The Bachelor, and do laundry all at the same time. In these moments, I need to make better choices. I have to force myself to see how the serving of my husband and children is also an act in my ministry and ultimately a way to serve our Lord.
Today, I will be better. I will sacrifice my Facebook perusing and, in the words of Father Corapi, "offer it up!"