Service to the poor

Is not an invitation to mediocrity.
It is not a call to experimentation.
Or a visit to the zoo.
It is not a corporate social responsibility exercise
Or an activity for a university application
It is not a by-product for the humanitarian industry
Nor is it pornography for our guilty consciences
Or an opportunity for self-cleansing
Or making ourselves feel better about our selfishness.
Service to the poor is kindness.
A duty to our fellow man
The best use of our strength,
A place for excellent service.
A place where, just for a moment,
The needs of another
Matter more than out own.

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