“If any of you has a sheep and it falls into a pit on the Sabbath, will you not take hold of it and lift it out?”
Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe takes this question right to our service toward those around us who are in need.
I have an admittedly different perspective on service. After being sick for so long, I came to realize that the service I was giving my family – cooking, cleaning, shopping – was real service. It was taking all I had to be able to do those simple things that we take for granted most days. Things I most certainly take for granted now that I’m feeling better. It doesn’t make them any less service, just because it’s easier for me now. It also doesn’t make that work any less important than going out into the community to offer help to those who may be in need there.
So, what service do you do? Are you serving your family? Do you smile at strangers? Do you return your cart at the store? Do you allow pedestrians the right of way in parking lots? There are as many ways to serve as there are people on this planet. If it lifts another’s burden or makes their day lighter, then it’s service. Serve away people! Serve away.