when i joined a Catholic community Servants of the Lord, serving became a way of life. today's reflection in the devotional "My Utmost for His Highest", it reminds me of the real reason why we ought to serve. here it is:
Service is the overflow which pours from a life filled with love and devotion. But strictly speaking, there is no call to that. Service is what I bring to the relationship and is the reflection of my identification with the nature of God. Service becomes a natural part of my life. God brings me into the proper relationship with Himself so that I can understand His call, and then I serve Him on my own out of a motivation of absolute love. Service to God is the deliberate love-gift of a nature that has heard the call of God. Service is an expression of His nature. Therefore, when I receive His nature and hear His call, His divine voice resounds throughout His nature and mine and the two become one in service. The son of God reveals Himself in me, nd out of devotion to Him service becomes my everyday way of life.
this renews my commitment to serve the Lord everyday. service - a way of life that comes from absolute love.