my friend who’s a younglife leader tweeted a link to this blog post. it of course said “what being in younglife ministry ought to do for you”, but i read it and every word also applies to camp(and actually any ministry).
i wish i had read this this summer.
It ought to be so unreachably big that you can only see it
through the eyes of Christ by faith.
It ought to be harder than you can handle on your own
so as to make you more dependent on God.
It ought to give you enough disappointments
to make you humble and break your spiritual pride.
It ought to be difficult enough to make you weep
for others that you might become more compassionate.
It ought to have enough demanding,insensitive,
ungrateful people in it to teach you to love like Jesus loves.
It ought to have enough impossible,insurmountable
obstacles in it to teach you the goodness and power of God.
It ought to teach you how to love when you’re tired,
give when you’re spent and pray when you’re weary.
It ought to teach you how to turn your mourning into dancing,
your sadness into joy and your sorrow into laughter.
It ought to teach you the power and truth of God’s word,
the strength of His voice and the might of His commands.
It ought to teach you to love the only One worthy of all our love;
the One who became poor that we might become rich;
the One who became sin that we might become the righteousness of God.
A true ministry is the ministry that helps you become:
more like Jesus Christ
more in love with God
more in love with people.
was that how your summer went?