“Grapple with finding ways to serve God’s children.”
Quote from a recent unknown podcast
Do you want to live a meaningful life?
Do you want to do things that matter?
Do you want to make a difference in this world?
Do you really want to know the answer to these questions?
I think I may have the answer, and it’s actually pretty simple.
Are you ready?
Here it is:
If you want to live a meaningful life, serve others.
If you want to do something that really matters, serve others.
If you want to really make a difference in this world, serve others.
Be like my friend, Camela, who decided to serve her husband by giving him one of her kidney’s last week.
Be like my co-worker, Bob, who stopped to serve me by holding open the door as I was coming into the office the other day with my hands full.
Be like my friend, Mark, who is giving up his day off this Saturday to serve a family in our area as they move from one house to another.
Be like my friend, James, who is serving the poor and broken in Guatemala by providing medical care for the poor and powerless.
Be like my friend, Dave, who is intentionally serving widows and orphans in the village of Santo Domingo Xenacoj.
Be like my friends, German and Susie, who despite having little find ways to serve by opening up their home to feed the hungry in and around Xenacoj.
Be like my brother, David, who serves the inner-city youth of Milwaukee by providing discipline, guidance, and a caring shoulder to lean on at Frank Lloyd Wright Middle School.
Be like my friend, Sean, who serves my church week in and week out by setting out our signs early in the morning and picking them up at the end of our Sunday services.
Serving others can take a few seconds, a few minutes, a few hours, a few days, or the rest of your life. Serving others doesn’t require special training, a certificate, a specific formula, or an invitation. It simply requires a willingness on your part to focus on others instead of yourself. Along with the willingness, it takes a little action. Serving others can happen through a phone call, an email, a walk across the street, a drive across town, and a plane ride to a far away land.
If you want to change the world, serve others.