the common task, can furnish all we ought to ask.” When we see within each task, its relationship to our growth and to the happiness of others. Serving a meal, making a bed, bathing a child, visiting a friend, entertaining guests, preparing a mission study lesson, canvassing the neighborhood to encourage registration for voting: these routines of daily life, it seems to me, can be means of discipline and means of increasing self-esteem. Doing these simple tasks as worthy ends in themselves has given me deep satisfaction. Great enrichment of life has come from the end of things I have been able to do with my family, my friends and my community. Distant tasks may seem more glamorous and more alluring, but our only chance, I think, of bringing in the Kingdom of God, is to work at the thing at hand.