Today’s gospel contains an invitation and a challenge. First, it contains an invitation. It invites us to take an inventory of our lives and ask ourselves, what is our own spirit of service in the work we are doing, right now; whether we are a mother raising small children or someone involved in office or factory work? Second, it contains a challenge. It challenges us to take a few minutes off in the week ahead and ask ourselves sincerely, How can we bring to our work a greater spirit of service than we have now?