When do we move from doing only what we have to do to doing what we need to do? When do we transcend mere responsibility and embrace opportunity to make a difference in the world? Why not summer?
Often in the summer months we go places we don't usually go and see things we don't usually see. Perhaps summer is also a good time to do things we don't ordinarily do. For example, it may be a great time to use some leisure hours to volunteer at an agency that addresses human need in your community. "This is my commandment," said Jesus, "that you love one another." And loving involves helping. Showing concern. Advocating for. Speaking on behalf of. Serving. It doesn't take long for any of us to identify a place that needs our time and talents. Make that a summer commitment.