Do you have a personal ministry? You may, but you are not clearly aware of it. Think about this and read this book. It’s short, and it’s contents are needed by all of us.
We are all wounded in some way. And in our woundedness we can become a source of new life for others. You can be of service in your community and your church. The best way to minister to others is to identify suffering in your own heart, and then make that suffering a starting point to give service to others. Leaving yourself open as a fellow human being to others with your own frailty and wounds is the best way to serve. This shows others that we can all heal from our wounds. This kind of vulnerability is very much needed by everyone. And so we serve others through our sorrows and our own suffering. It’s very simple but very profound. Enjoy Nouwens simple approach to suffering and ministry.