January 20, 2012

“The word “ministry” refers not only to those gifts we use to serve those in need (Romans 12:7), but also to those gifts we use to build up the body of Christ (Ephiesians 4:12).”

I originally got involved with CLW because my boys were young and I could see the difference it made in their church experience. I reluctantly and quite honestly, selfishly, started in this ministry to keep my children wanting to come. Also, I had been looking for a way to give back to Incarnation. I used my gifts of my time and my desire to help the children. As time has gone on, 10 years, actually, I see that what we do impacts others and causes a reaction to do something, whether it means involvement in the ministry or simply it may just change their week somehow. Either way it’s building the body of Christ in our community.

Over the years, I have reaped so much more from CLW than I could have ever imagined, most especially, friendships built on a common goal yet have developed into so much more. Another benefit of CLW is that it keeps me grounded in God’s Word and forces me to reflect, analyze, and simply sit with it more than I would otherwise by attending mass. And it has been through the practice of preparing for CLW that I have learned to do the same anytime I read the Bible (hopefully, daily!) I like to call the bible, “the original, the best, and most complete unabridged self-help book “ available!

Consider becoming involved in CLW. No knowledge or degrees or prerequisites required. Simply a desire to serve.

Anne Camilliere