The quote above is marvellous.
It uses the word 'duty'.
Love and hope and helping are a duty -
not only to our near and dear
but to all humanity.
However, the word 'ministry' could be an improvement.
We often think of ministers as the people who stand up in church
and minister and preach.
But this is not right thinking.
Please see 1 Corinthians in the
New Testament of Jesus.
The way our brother Paul encompasses just about everything
is well worth thinking about.
However it is that mention of helps or helping that I admire.
Each of us at some time or another needs a hand - a helping hand.
And each of us - at some time or another -
has experience of giving a helping hand.
What a service to humanity is the helping hand -
and it is the practical outworking of love and of hope.