The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.
~ Mahatma Gandhi
It’s July and the heat of the summer days are upon us. AFSI successfully finished their retreat intensive, graduation and ordination in June and a new group of Interfaith Ministers have been charged to go out in the world to serve. “How wonderful,” you think? But you also think, “Now what?” What do we/they do with this ministry? Where does it fit in with the original purpose of serving God? We know we have changed through our ministry in a positive way but the purpose that God has for us seems vastly different now. You may be thinking, “Why isn’t God speaking to me?” It can be confusing and when we think our purpose is unclear, we can easily become blind to God’s will and His way of serving. Here’s a news flash for you. God has already spoken to you! That’s why you became an Interfaith Minister in the first place. How you choose to use your ministry is up to you. Be it big or small, one thing is certain, there is no right or wrong way to serve. If you can still your mind for a moment, God will continue to speak to you and lead you to where you need to be. You may not understand why God picked you for a certain task, but you can trust that when He calls you to do something, it’s because He knows that you are not only capable, you are the one He wants to get the job done!
For those of you who are about to join us, at All Faiths Seminary International, you will be taught to know, love and serve God. You will learn that He speaks to you through all faiths. One thing is for sure, becoming a licensed Interfaith Minister, through AFSI, assures that you will be part of changing the world for good one person at a time and that God is leading you there!
Know, Love, and Serve God Through All Faiths ~ It’s the Interfaith Way! ~
~ Fran Cosentino, AFSI Bursar/Registrar