Another week, another invitation from the Light the World campaign.
Last week was lighting the world. Now we move a bit smaller as we light our community. It is such a blessing to live in a community of people that we can serve.
The mormon.org/christmas site suggests giving blood, volunteering, performing anonymous acts of service for neighbors, and more. As we serve our communities, we can see the Lord’s hand in our lives and the lives of those around us.
Sometimes, our communities are our greatest allies during hard times. Friends, family, and neighbors can bless us in ways we never imagined. How wonderful it would be to not only give back to those who around us, but to help those around us that we may not even know need it most.
The quote for this week says, “Service doesn’t just happen on a grand, global scale. Your own community is full of opportunities to get involved, make a difference, and give as Jesus gave. ”
We’ve been encouraged to lift where we stand. This week is all about helping those around us, and not just the world at large. I am so excited about this week. In recent months, I’ve learned a lot about serving those around our community. Our church congregation does a giving tree every year to give gifts and such to those in our community who may not have the means otherwise. It was such a great experience to know I was making a difference in my little community. I’ll never know who received the gift, and that’s perfectly okay. Service changes us just as much as those around us.
I invite you to take the opportunity this season to serve those in your community. The smallest light still shines. Let’s light our communities this week, and see the impact it can make.