Take heed how you serve.

Service is essential. Our Lord taught that if we would be great in his Kingdom, we must become servants. It's the same word in the original as deacons, by the way.

Discernment is required. It's easy to think we are serving but we may actually be enabling a destructive course.

Look at all the self-seeking politicians who consider themselves as "public servants", for another example.

Paul wrote of those who could perform great acts - yet had not love.

From the mighty pen of CS Lewis:

An Epitaph

Erected by her sorrowing brothers

In memory of Martha Clay.

Here lies one who lived for others;

Now she has peace. And so have they.

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