Everybody can be great because anybody can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve…. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love. ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
Sacred Service is a spiritual practice because it is a powerful source of love and manifestation. Service gives one the opportunity to gain more energy, more abundance, more time - but that is not why we do it. We do it because it is who we are: the full healing, generous, loving presence of the Divine as us and it is our nature to serve and assist others. We are all one.
When we give our time with love and intention to that in which we believe, something profound happens. Time somehow gets spent more intentionally in other areas of our lives.
Sacred Service, giving of ourselves without any expectation of recognition or getting something in return, is such an important practice also because it quiets the ego and creates a field of oneness and belonging that heals our hearts and minds. Service is a way of helping ourselves by helping others.
Sacred Service is a way to serve the community and yourself by connecting with others in a fun and meaningful way. Just as there is a diversity of of people at Agape, there are many ways to put your unique skills, talents, and interests to use in a way that will reveal love and celebrate life with the Agape community and to the world at large.
When a person’s thought rests entirely upon themselves, they become abnormal and unhappy; but when they give themselves with enthusiasm to any legitimate purpose, losing themselves in the thing they are doing, they become normal and happy. Only as much life enters into us as we can conceive, and we can conceive of life – in the larger sense – only when there is complete abandonment to it. Let the one who is sad, depressed, or unhappy find some altruistic purpose into which they may pour their whole being and they will find a new inflow of life that they have never dreamed. ~Ernest Holmes