“To Serve….To Give”
Empower us to live upside-down and backwards lives, O God—the kind of lives in which we do things in Jesus’ way rather than in our way.
Empower us to want to give for others rather than have others give for us.
Empower us to want to serve others rather than have others serve us.
Empower us to live lives that are based on the greatness of smallness, on the power of humility, on the gain of loss, and on the reward of sacrifice.
“When the ten heard it, they were angry with the two brothers. But Jesus called them to him and said, ‘You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great ones are tyrants over them. It will not be so among you; but whoever wishes to be great among you must be your servant, and whoever wishes to be first among you must be your slave; just as the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life a ransom for many.’” (Matthew 20:24-28)