You remind us many times, Loving God, that if we are to follow you we must serve others and honor others over ourselves. Help us to look to new ways to serve those around us, especially the needy among us. May we treat our time with each person we meet today as the incredible gift it is, and show them a love that is unconditional and pure. Guide us this and every day as we attempt to live into the calling you have set before us. All this we ask in the name of the God who calls us to love one another as you love us. Amen.