Inclusion. Service. Discovery. Gratitude. Those words follow our Church’s name – on its website and on all print copy. In reading this morning’s program I was really struck by the words.

20120408-213336.jpg I couldn’t get them out of my mind. Driving home, I was imaging an Internet community guided by those ideals. An Internet community (or network) of lawyers even. What if I could play a role in helping LexBlog’s network LXBN, become a community guided by inclusion, service, discovery, and gratitude. How so?

  • Inclusion. A network of lawyers from all walks of life from all over the world doing all different sorts of work for various sorts of people and organizations. Judges, clerks. Other professionals serving our legal community. Lay people and organizations in need of legal guidance and in need of a way to identify a trusted and reliable authority to serve as their lawyer.
  • Service. Lawyers committed to serving others above all else. Sure, lawyers ought to be able to make a good living. But bottom line, the more people we help, the more money we make. And that’s good for everyone.
  • Discovery. The opportunity for lawyers to discover and engage other lawyers via the power of the Internet. By engaging other lawyers, lawyers will be carving out a powerful Internet identity for themselves.
  • Gratitude. That’s what it’s about isn’t it? As lawyers and professionals, we’re blessed with the opportunity to help others — and get paid for it. That’s not an opportunity everyone else has.

Too idealistic? I don’t know. It’s the stuff Mom always told me to strive for.