To love and care for people is something we are all called to do whether we have a ministry "title" or not. Think of all of the physicians, nurses, teachers, ministers, plumbers, electricians, contractors, cooks, maids, grandmothers and grandfathers, Moms and Dads, and yes, lawyers too (just poking fun at the lawyers, hey, I have friends who are lawyers ) . . . I could go on - no matter the profession, we can all care for and help others along the way using our God given skills and abilites. God is into Mercy & Justice just as much as he is into Church attendance and Holiness. I hope you enjoy it and that it will inspire you to reach higher.
I wonder sometimes why I do these things
The things I don’t always want to do.
Then I look around and all around I see
Many more reasons to do
The things others cringe at and frown at
And sometimes turn white at.
I admit these things are not always pleasant and perfect
Like flowered fields and mountain scenes,
Like newborn babes and all things clean.
But my reasons run deeper than it may seem.
I do this for people.
For people who feel less than and weak.
For people who are not up and happy.
For those who are hurting and in need.
I do this also for those who depend on me every day.
Those people who call me Dad,
And honey and brother and son
Nephew and Uncle, all of these am I, in one.
I do this for them and also for me
For by doing for others I find that I am free.
From the selfishness and the pride
That so easily entangles my soul.
In so doing, these things lose their hold.
I do this for people
And for me.