"Service" is not mentioned in this article, "In Pardoning We Are Pardoned," though it is in para. 3 of the article "Monastic Focus: Vocations" in this same issue #129, that is: "We, following her [Mary's] example, give our “yes” to God and abandon ourselves to the Holy Spirit, that Jesus might take flesh in our lives. In this school of the Lord’s service, following the Benedictine rule, we can run along the way with hearts enlarged by love..." Taking and reflecting on the two articles together can indicate that our service to God the Father and to our neighbor is most pleasing to Him when forgiveness is practiced more and more by a servant of his who practices more and more justice and peace in his or her relationships with one's neighbors while experiencing as innocent victim more and more indifference, injustice, and even violence from them. Christ showed us the way to do this, through his own Cross, laying down his life that others might eventually have life.
Benedictine Monastery of Hawaii