The Called to Serve Cross makes an inspiring gift. This challenging symbol is a reminder that “From everyone who has been given much, much will be expected” (Luke 12:48). This Cross encourages and reinforces to the recipient to go out and set the world on fire by serving others through personal, social, and civic engagement. It is an especially timely gift for any graduate or volunteer.
A Perfect Gift for Volunteers
The Called to Serve Cross measures about 3.5 inches square and features an eyelet on the back for hanging on the wall. The piece, made of solid bronze by artisans in Germany, is imbued with profound spirituality. This is a gift that will last a lifetime, an heirloom-quality piece that can be passed down to others to remind them also to respond to the eternal call to serve others. This is also an ideal gift to recognize and honor someone who volunteers their time to others.
Called to Serve
All Christians, by virtue of their baptism, are called not only to serve one another in their church and local community, but also to go out into the world to serve those in need everywhere, in other words, to go out to wash the feet of the world. The hands, pitcher of water, and wash basin on this cross remind us of Jesus’own example on the night before he died when he washed the feet of his disciples (John 13:1-17).
Pope Francis keeps reminding all of us of, and challenging us with, Jesus’ example as well.