The body collectors of those who have died of Ebola in Liberia are doing sacred service for their community. Their work is immensly dangerous - and courageous. Nurith Aizenman of NPR news describes their painstaking process of donning layers of protective gear. "They unfurl white plastic jumpsuits and pull them on. Next come face masks and goggles. They tape their sleeves shut with meticulous care and check each other for exposed skin. Their life depends on getting this right." Then they all gather in a circle, touch hands and pray: "God our father, ... may you be the protector. We will take the precautionary measures, but may you seal us with your holy spirit and with your angels." It seems to me that this is a good prayer for any of us going out for our day's work. And as I echo this prayer today, I remember with deep respect those who daily serve the dying, their families and especially the people of West Africa.