Greatness Comes from Serving Others

Through the example of Jesus, we should not expect others to serve us, in the sense that we are always receiving and never giving. There are some cultures in our society that expect others to take care of them, ask for hand-outs instead of working, if they are physically and mentally able to care for themselves and help then we should. And even then, we should still serve as we are able. A good example is my brother who was born with cerebral palsy. Paralyzed on his left side, challenged by a speech impediment, balance, and developmentally delayed; he has the spirit of a servant. He tries his best to help those who are both able and less able than he. If the simplest things like pushing someone in a wheelchair, even though his left hand doesn’t open completely, he will try to push the other person who has no use of their feet. I can and still learn much from my brother. Continue reading Greatness Comes from Serving Others

Deny Yourself

Mt 16:24 “The cross is the pain of the self-denial required. The cross is the symbol of doing our duty, even at the cost of the most painful death. To follow Christ is to take him for our master, our teacher, our example; to believe his doctrines, to uphold his cause, to obey his precepts, and to do it though it leads to heaven by way of the cross.” Continue reading Deny Yourself