A couple of weeks ago, I attended a retreat with Nipun Mehta and ServiceSpace. Here are some reflections on service… especially in terms of moving from obligatory service to that which truly calls us.
A Deeper Yes
“Just say yes.”
That was my mantra for the ServiceSpace retreat.
I was determined to leave resistance at home and serve with a new level of grace. I was willing to be called and chosen, shaken and stirred, in whatever way would be most helpful.
That’s why on Saturday morning, when I was summoned to help prepare a feast for 50-plus people, I said “yes.” I went to the kitchen, found a sharp knife, and stood before a mountain of broccoli. It was mine. I was going to scale it like a German Tank. I would conquer the broccoli and have something to show for my effort. Tangible results. Evidence.
I picked up broccoli stalk number one and cut it into bite-sized florets. I peeled the woody stalk like Nikki taught me.
Then Trishna approached me.