Most of us are not called to suffer like Lawrence. One story suggests he was slowly grilled over a fire. There are Christians in some parts of the world who are still persecuted for their faith. But we are all called to serve, putting personal interests at the bottom of our agenda. Service is the basis of sainthood and of daily discipleship. So let’s serve one another with a sense of gladness, as Christ and the saints have served us, giving without counting the cost.