At church this morning, the pastor talked about service. Jesus' disciples debated amongst themselves about who was the greatest, but Jesus taught them that the greatest is the one who serves.
a basic of Christianity. And yet, I need to be reminded of it over and
over, and over. My attitude is often "What's in it for me?", or I
resent when things don't go my way. But Jesus exhorts me to serve.
My pastor said that we should do things for other people.
There is a sense in which that's easier said than done. Not everyone in
the world wants my help. In some cases, someone else may be better
equipped to do something than I am. But, in my opinion, service can be
an attitude, not always a grand project. It can include me clicking
"like" on something that someone writes to show my support. It can
entail me opening doors for people. At meal times, I can offer to bring
people something if they need it. The idea is for me to think of
someone outside of myself, more often than I do.
But does that
mean that I should excuse myself from grand projects? You know, I'm
not going to beat myself up for not doing them, but maybe there are
times for me to rise up to the challenge. If the church needs help with
some project, for example, what would be wrong with me volunteering?
It's something for me to keep somewhere in my mind.