February 2018 Ministry Column
"It's Easy as 1,2,3..."
By Eboness Black
February is recognized as the month of “LOVE.” A time to remember those we love and to emphasize the importance of love. But…what about the heartache, grief and anger that sometimes overshadow the tenderness of love? I often remind myself not to dwell in negativity and resentment, because there is happiness in love and love is easy.
Serving others is easy, if done with a joyful heart.
Patience is easy, if we understand the needs of others.
Giving is easy, if we don’t expect anything in return.
Honor is easy, if we respect others.
Encouragement is easy, if we uplift one another.
Joy is easy, if we delight in our many blessings.
Kindness is easy, if we have compassion for one another.
Selflessness is easy, if we don’t keep score.
Do-Re-Mi…A,B,C… That’s how easy love can be!
Love is patient; love is kind. It does not envy; it does not boast; it is not proud. It does not dishonor others; it is not self-seeking; it is not easily angered; it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trust, always hopes, and always perseveres.
About Eboness Black
Eboness is the Director of VOAGBR's Disability Services. She has been an employee of Volunteers of America for 17 years and became a commissioned minister in 2013.