Service is a core principle by which I live and a character I teach my children. Expanding the culture of service is a personal mission of mine.
Service is not merely for service’s sake. It is not simply the act of doing good deeds. It is much more. It is a means to an end. The question is what is that end?
- First, service connects us to our intrinsic capacity to live altruistically. We are spiritual beings that were designed to live for more than just ourselves. When we live by the spirit of service, we begin a transformation. Our hearts and minds are directed outward, to our families, our communities, our nations and our world. We become empowered to change hate to love, resentment to forgiveness, tragedy into opportunity.
- Second, it can change the global ethic. Through service, everyone becomes a catalyst for building connections and collectively generating solutions. The timeless ethic of serving others engages everyone, both foreign and local, in the process of building better and more sustainable families, communities and nations. This is how we will meet the needs of every person and secure a world of co-prosperity and peace.
Service is love in action. It the the way to peace.