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How do you expect to get ahead?
Contrary to what some aggressive people espouse being humble often leads to a more sane successful life.
Rushing around, applying “The Law of the Jungle” (The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling) to human life or “Dog eat dog” ( Cambridge Idioms Dictionary, 2nd ed. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 2006. Reproduced with permission) in our effort to get ahead may contribute to our gaining material success. But, what impact on our conscience will that success have?
Dear readers you know I am about to recommend a “kinder gentler” approach . . .
. . . because it is very much a part of the Christian experience. Yet I see that it goes beyond just being fair and just; it is more about the spirit of love, empathy and kindness but, above all having a servant’s attitude.
Leaders such as: Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King, Jr., Albert Schweitzer, Mother Teresa, Mahatma Gandhi and Nelson Mandela are well known examples.
Yet about 2000 years ago Jesus Christ challenged the Hebrew hierarchy to abandon legalism and adopt a spirit of love: Manifest GOD’s Love to all people through fairness, justice, compassion and accountability.
Those who expected the messiah to be a military leader were disappointed when Jesus called all to emulate his examples:
John 13:1-20 ESV
Now before the Feast of the Passover, when Jesus knew that his hour had come to depart out of this world to the Father, having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end. During supper, when the devil had already put it into the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon’s son, to betray him, Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands, and that he had come from God and was going back to God, rose from supper. He laid aside his outer garments, and taking a towel, tied it around his waist. Then he poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples’ feet and to wipe them with the towel that was wrapped around him. …
Luke 22:24-27 ESV
A dispute also arose among them, as to which of them was to be regarded as the greatest. And he said to them, “The kings of the Gentiles exercise lordship over them, and those in authority over them are called benefactors. But not so with you. Rather, let the greatest among you become as the youngest, and the leader as one who serves. For who is the greater, one who reclines at table or one who serves? Is it not the one who reclines at table? But I am among you as the one who serves.
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