Counter Culture

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What if we all pondered how we can be of service?


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Matthew 23:11-12

“The greatest among you must be your servant. Whoever exalts himself will be humbled; but whoever humbles himself will be exalted.”


These words of Jesus turn our world’s idea of success on its head.

To be great in the eyes of God, you must serve.

And when you are humble, you will be praised by God.

It’s very hard to be humble on purpose.

Trying to be humble pretty much makes it disingenuous!

And serving others because it’s expected of you is also not what Jesus is talking about.

He’s talking about serving out of a pure desire to help.

It’s all about our motivation.

It takes being honest with ourselves and with God.

Listen to the words of Jesus in the gospels and allow those words to sink into your soul.

Then, take some time to simply be in the presence of the Divine Presence.

Allow God to love you just as you are.

Your heart will melt.

It seems you have to experience compassion in order to be able to give it.

May it be so!


Listen to the song of the day “The Way You Are” on the Mercy Reigns album by clicking HERE.

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Remember…God loves you!

About billtonnis

Child of God, Pastoral Minister, Chaplain, Music Minister, Jail Minister, singer-songwriter, author, activist, former radio news anchor, imperfect follower of Jesus inspired by God's unconditional love, proud uncle... what else is there?
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