Sunday I closed the sermon with a reference to the princess, Elizabeth of Hungary, who gave up her possessions to serve the poor and needy. Below is the collect that the liturgical church prays every November 18 to inspire selfless service today:
who taught Elizabeth of Hungary
to recognize and reverence Christ in the poor of this world;
by her example strengthen us
to love and serve the afflicted and the needy,
and so to honour Your Son, the Servant King,
who is alive & reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God now & forever. Amen.