March 11th, 2019

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Philippians 1:27—2:4

I’ve just returned from a funeral for man who is a part of my faith community. I saw him every Sunday, sitting quietly, smiling to all nearby. Little did I know that his strength and vitality were slowly ebbing away as he was dealing with a worn-out heart.

Here was a humble, self-effacing man, who mustered the energies and available time of his busy life to serve others.

Every Saturday morning he walked the streets of his city, following the route of the Sunday School bus ministry he dearly loved. Knocking on doors, he invited children and their families to ride the bus to Sunday School at his church.

In the service his own children spoke deeply about his humility, generosity, and dedicated service to others. No hint of “selfish ambition or vain conceit” sullied the story of his life.

Unity in the Church flourishes where there is humility. In Christ, we are humbled by a citizenship we did not merit. We are honored by common obligation to serve others.

Author: David Felter


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