Dear God, let me bear others’ burdens. Let me lighten their load. Let this be my pursuit today: to help others.
Every problem I may think I have, every trial, let me lay it at your feet. Let me heap every problem onto your carpet, trusting you will address them. You lighten my burden, O Lord, so I can then assist others.
Let me give without thought of my own woes. Let me, today, be a dynamo of industry, building a community of love. Brick by brick, let me carry the loads of my fellows.
(Letter #1098, year four begins)