Ministry That Reaches Out

Graham Buxton's definition of "ministry" is incredibly accurate.  "Participating in what God is doing to reconcile the world to himself--through Christ in the Spirit."  We see that actualized in the transitional verses in Acts 9:32-43.  We see Peter live out a "ministry" definition as he meets the needs of those around him.  It seems like it would be a simple message to grasp, but ministering to others has its costs & its purposeful focus.