Monday, June 21, 2010


"Humility, if we ever could grow into it, would not be a burden.  It would be an immense gift.  Humility is the freedom to stop trying to be what we're not, or pretending to be what we're not, and accepting our appropriate 'smallness.'"

"Jesus took a little child into his arms and said, in effect, 'Here's your ministry.  Give yourselves to those who can bring you no status or clout.  Just help people.  You need this little child.  You need to help this little child, not just for her sake, but for your sake.  For if you don't, your whole life will be thrown away on an idiotic contest to see who is greatest.  But if you serve her - often and well and cheerfully and out of the limelight - then the day may come when you do it without thinking, 'what a wonderful thing I've done.'  Then you will begin serving naturally, effortlessly, for the joy of it.  Then you will begin to understand how life in the kingdom works."
--John Ortberg, "The Life You've Always Wanted"

What a picture!  Start with a child.  Serve that child often, well, cheerfully, and out of the limelight.  Just help people.

I love it.

Who is one person you could start serving today?  One person that you could. just. help.

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