The Calling

I was sitting in the chapel at Camp Michigamme when I got the “calling” God asked me to minister.

I had an extreme calm come over me.

What does it mean to minister to someone?

You don’t have to be religious to minister. When you minister to someone, you take care of them. All of these meanings of minister — both as a noun and as a verb — contain a grain of the original Latin meaning, “servant.”

I texted Mike who was at work and he said something to the effect that, Honey you already do that.

I love my Magicman.

What shift is God calling me to at this time? How can I serve God (more). How can I serve my students and clients, more. I’ve a busy 6 weeks coming up, and I will be meditating on this “shift.”

I had a wonderful mentor in Erik Winkelmann, who I felt did minister to his massage clients, and he was very involved in serving the church as well. He still is. He left his massage practice to be a missionary with the Catholic Church. Erik modeled to me an open minded peacefulness, how to tend to our-self and others.

In my “Shift” to greater service, to answer my calling, I will be looking to find more time to full-fill a deeper meaning and roll and serve needed populations that are currently under-served.

(more to follow as I shift…)

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