I wish we could calculate the number of hours of service people give in a 24-hour period. It is edifying to hear of schools and parishes and organizations involved in mission trips, fundraisers for the needy, and projects that protect Planet Earth. It is equally edifying to see spouses, family and friends act as care-givers day in and day out. Their self-sacrifice and generosity can be as admirable as service projects requiring a passport. Regardless of whether the service takes us to another country or is just a walk down the block, those who serve are being Jesus. And by being Jesus they can see Jesus. It’s that simple and that challenging.