22 October 2015

TSSF Principles, Day 22

The First Note
Humility
(22) We always keep before us the example of Christ, who emptied himself, taking the form of a servant, and who, on the last night of his life, humbly washed his disciples’ feet. We likewise seek to serve one another with humility.
This is about looking for opportunities for self-effacing service rather than ostentatious service. One example that comes to mind is the senior church figure who on arriving at a conference centre discovered that the toilets were not particularly clean. What did he do? He changed into old clothes, found the cleaning cupboard, and set about cleaning the toilets himself.

Serving with humility is about generous giving to the other without thought of how one might benefit.

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