The Heart of Ministry

Good evening fellow Warriors. Here I am, it’s my favorite time of the day. It’s late, it’s quiet, and there’s no one around. It’s peaceful and quiet, and I have time to work things out.

As most of you know, it has been extremely stressful lately. Not just here in the Den, but everywhere. Many of us have been going through unusually high levels of strange circumstances popping up, random turns of events that there is no possible way we could predict. We are often experiencing lack of sleep, strange eating habits, the external stresses are manifesting in myriad ways.

Ministers are not immune to the stresses, and while we are the ones that people look to in times of stress and confusion, we are also trying to cope with it ourselves. Being a minister doesn’t mean that we have all the answers, it doesn’t mean that we are perfect. It certaintly doesn’t mean that we will be able to solve your problem for you, or that we will never have a negative reaction. It means that we are supposed to try and be the best example that we can be. That’s all that being a minister is. Being the best example of the Love of the Spirit.

As a mentioned in my last post, sometimes I struggle with this greatly. I have deep-seated reaction patterns ingrained in the very core of who and what I was programmed to be. It also means that during times of intense turmoil, just like the rest of you, I struggle. Sometimes, I struggle a lot.

In your life, when you find a Spiritual Leader, one whom you trust, whom you can have a truly great conversation with, keep in mind that your Guide is human too, with a human’s frailties, failings and difficulties. Sometimes, your leader is going to need your help to keep being a Leader. No relationship is one-sided, no one can be a good and effective leader 100% of the time. The best relationships are give and take, with both sides giving and receiving equally, sharing troubles and joy equally.

During your journey on your Life Path, it is very possible that at some point, you may find a Spiritual Leader in a moment of distress. If that occurs, take some time, share a moment with them. Help them with their burdens, if only for a moment. While you are helping them gain a moment of respite, you may discover not just another spiritual moment for yourself, but also a new part to your Journey. It might be your start to becoming a Spiritual Teacher yourself.

Blessed Be.

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