Love, Sacrifice, and Service

What we (are willing to) live for is often much more challenging, appreciated, and needed than what we (may be willing to) die for.

You may have heard or read:

“Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friend.”

We need not be killed as a martyr, or in combat, or give our live for a loved one’s safety. We are given many opportunities to each day to lay down our lives for another.

Not in death, but in service and sacrifice, be it one day, one hour, or one moment at a time, we lay our lives down every time we think of another and put their interests and needs ahead of our own. No greater love can be given than to lose ourselves in service to others – be it for family, friends, or strangers we don’t meet and may never know.

          “I expect to pass through this world but once.
          Any good therefore that I can show to any fellow creature, let me do it now.
          Let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.”

Service is not only sacrifice, it is also an opportunity for fulfillment.

The world is waiting for YOUR love.

Who, how, and when do YOU serve others?

How and when do YOU acknowledge and thank those who serve you?

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