11/29/05 Bear with us, our Father, for our reluctance to give thanks before asking for something else – remind us of prayers answered – of the blessings that are ours. Renew our motivations for service to this community & be with those in need of your Grace this hour. Amen
I don’t recall Dad ever talking about what motivated him to be dedicated to community service as he was. He lived his faith, he didn’t talk about it.
But there must have been times when he needed extra motivation. I do know where that came from. It came from the incredible circle of friends, coworkers, Board members, and neighbors that he nurtured.
May we all rely more on our external circle for motivation. Self-reliant motivation is an oxymoron.