Birthplace Lottery

Someone in my retreat training gave me a nugget phrase that blew my mind. She told us that her parents taught her and her siblings the importance if service by explaining the birthplace lottery. Like the traditional lottery, there are winners and losers. Some of us are blessed enough to win the lottery and be born into families that can provide us with food, a home, and education. Most of the world, however, is not as fortunate. As winners of the lottery, we haven obligation to be of service and use our gifts to help others. I have always wanted to go on some sort of service mission after college, but this gave a whole mew meaning and value to that goal. It’s really an amazing way to look at service.


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