a heart for service


Senior Member
Mandarin / the Shanghai Dialect

When asked why he chose to run for city office during such a challenging time, he replied, “I’ve got the time to study the issues and the willingness to listen to people and understand their concerns.”

He summed it up by adding, “I think I have the experience to do the job, and I know I have a heart for service.”

From https://institute.uschamber.com/do-you-have-a-heart-for-service/

“Heart” has a lot of figurative meanings. What does “a heart for service” mean here?
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