OPEN YOUR EYES TO THE PEOPLE AROUND YOU AND SERVE THEM WELL TODAY.
If you want happiness for an hour—take a nap.
If you want happiness for a day—go fishing.
If you want happiness for a month—get married.
If you want happiness for a year—inherit a fortune.
If you want happiness for a lifetime—help others.
You can actually help yourself by helping others. Remember that, and it will help you to take—and keep—your eyes off the mirror.
1 Peter 4:10
As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace:
In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven
Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good. Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor. Do not be slothful in zeal, be fervent in spirit, serve the Lord. Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. Contribute to the needs of the saints and seek to show hospitality
LIVING THIRD: The consistent and deliberate placement of oneself third, behind Creator and Community.
THIRD: The place in line behind his Creator and Community where a Virtuous Leader places himself.
“No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.”
– Charles Dickens
Leaders Leading Leaders
Pray don’t find fault with the man who limps or stumbles along the road, unless you have worn the shoes he wears or struggled beneath his load.
There may be tacks in his shoes that hurt, though hidden away from view, or the burden he bears, placed on your back might cause you to stumble too.
Don’t sneer at the man who’s down today unless you have felt the blow that caused his fall or felt the shame that only the fallen know.
You may be strong, but still the blows that were his if dealt to you, in the selfsame way, at the selfsame time, might cause you to stagger too.
Don’t be too harsh with the man who sins or pelt him with word or stone, unless you are sure, yea, doubly sure, that you have no sins of your own – for you know perhaps if the tempter’s voice should whisper as softly to you as it did to him when he went astray, it might cause you to stumble too.