Ministry in Reverse - A Time for Receiving
Last week I fell sick and shortly after, so did the sister I live with. All ministries for the week had to be cancelled. Well, that never happened! Ministry continued in reverse! It was a time to receive.
I received phone calls and emails; some visited bringing fruits; others brought medicine; some supplied soup, juices and coconut water; others came by to water the plants; some offered to take us to the doctor while others provided home remedies; one wanted to bring over some paw paw leaves to make paw paw leaf tea! Another was more specific suggesting a recipe - take the baby pawpaw leaves, crush and squeeze them to extract the juice, and have a tablespoon every 6 hours or so. I did try the tea and I did eat some crushed pawpaw leaves. Not bad actually!!!
As I write, the virus lingers and I am not still not 100% well but surrounded by such care, I am experiencing a strong sense of wellbeing!
Today I give God thanks for relationships nurtured through ministry.
Gail Jagroop, OP
St. Joseph, Trinidad