"The real hero of the story is the lamb."
So says Yehuda Amichai in his famous poem about Abraham's sacrifice of Isaac.
I like to think of this in relation to service.
I spent all day in a hospital in Milwaukee, watching people work to save lives, every minute of every hour all day long.
For all the hand-wringing about Jewish continuity questions, I found the reality of gathering information and wisdom from caregivers whose professional lives are devoted to providing care, to be profoundly humbling.
Who steps into the breach so others can survive?
Those who serve.
Sure, Abraham and Isaac (and Sarah and Hagar and Ishmael) had their drama.
But who really made it all happen?
Did you notice?