December 23, 2014

I liked reading in today’s Daily Meditation from Richard Rohr about how spirituality involves freely given service.

When such freely given service is confused with coerced service, even if the coerced service is coerced from one capable and willing to give (other) service freely, we end up, I think, with trouble.  Or at least in the realm of the taffy-pull of more mundane human social relation dynamics.


4 Responses to “Service”

  1. Richard Says:

    Kind of reminded me of the difference between giving money or donations and actually working shoulder to shoulder with the recipients. While is all good at some level the one that involves human interaction with those that are often devalued seems more spiritual, to me

    Have a great end of the year season, how ever you celebrate. I enjoy your posts–often personal and always thought provoking

  2. jimmy Says:

    Bs’d. “He who performs a ”mitzvah” which he wasn’t commanded does NOT have a reward as great as he who WAS commanded.”- Talmud

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