"True service...builds community. It quietly and unpretentiously goes about caring for the needs of others. It puts no one under obligation to return the service. It draws, binds, heals, builds. The result is the unity of the community."
Richard J. Foster, from his book Celebration of Discipline
As this year unfolds it will be interesting to see how well people embrace the call to service that President Obama mentioned in his inauguration speech. My prayer is that we will each seek to make where we live a kinder, stronger, and healthier environment by embracing true service to one another. So that we as a people will be drawn together, healed of past hurts and focused on building one another up... like Richard concludes, the result will be unity of the community.