I am really feeling moved by this passage.
42 Jesus called them together and said, “You know that those who are regarded as rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their high officials exercise authority over them. 43 Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant,44 and whoever wants to be first must be slave of all. 45 For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”
It really speaks to the direction I wish so badly to go.
I have grown up in a world that does what gets them ahead, gives when it is convenient, is often entitled and self seeking. The reason I struggled with Christianity my whole life is because I never wanted to be like the “religious” hypocrites. I felt angered at their judgments, felt left wanting by their lack of community outreach. I have learned however, I only need to judge myself. Take that plank out of my own eye before I look at my brother’s spec. And with that I began to see my faith and the church overall differently.
I myself have become that way over the years. I have gotten annoyed when I am inconvenienced. Have felt rejected because I didn’t get what I believed I deserved. Have expected, judged, grasped, held grudges, turned a blind eye and whined.
I want to become of service to everyone with a glad heart and a selfless spirit. I want to find joy beyond my own self.
This is my desire today and I pray that I can become the servant that He called me to be.
SEE THE BEAUTY
What a beautiful act of kindness. Inspiring
WORDS OF ENCOURAGEMENT