Safety or Service?

At the end of the day, the goals are simple: safety and security. (Jodi Rell, former governor of Connecticut.)

With the uncertainties of life today and the unrest in so many urban areas, Rell’s comment offers some comfort. Others suggest, however, “fight the tendency to prefer security to availability.” Hanging on to today’s comfort will keep you from anticipating tomorrow’s challenge. Perhaps it would be better to find ways to serve others rather than hunker down in our secure nest.

The name of the Lord is a strong tower. The man who does what is right runs into it and is safe. (Proverbs 18:10)