“You shall worship the Lord your God, and Him only shall you serve.” -Jesus
“Love your neighbor as yourself.” -Jesus
God uniquely created us for service. He created us in His image: to work 6 days and then rest. He puts us in relationship to others to love and serve one another. And just like Jesus sought at every turn to glorify the Father, we exist to glorify God, as well.
Have you heard the story about Jimmy Gilleece? You have to read this story: “Mission to find stolen wallet changes one man’s life.”
Did you read it? Would you have taken service to the same level as Jimmy Gilleece? I’m not sure I would have, but now I’m inspired to go to those lengths.
There are a lot of false perceptions (well, mostly false, anyway) about the “institutional church” being all about the wrong priorities. Imagine how perception would change with this kind of radical service.
Jesus knows something about this. He was always surprising people when He “lowered Himself” to seek, save, and serve others. I could stand to be a little more like that; how about you?