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Humble Service


Written by Sarah Geringer, a contemporary Christian author, blogger, and speaker.

Have you ever performed a task you felt was beneath you? Jesus washed his disciples’ feet the night before he died. Though this was normally a job for the lowest of servants, it wasn’t beneath Jesus, the King of kings. Jesus directed his disciples to serve one another even in the smallest of ways. He promised blessings to those who serve in this manner. Though he stooped low enough to wash the feet of Judas, who betrayed him, he did not look back with regret.

Our small acts of service, especially the ones we’d rather avoid, will grow humility in our hearts. These acts of service will help us see others with compassion. By serving others with humility, we become more like Jesus. We won’t feel like we are stooping low with small tasks when Jesus is our example.


Written by Ignatius of Antioch (?-108), an early Christian writer and Bishop of Antioch, who was martyred in Rome.

O, All-Ruler, Word of the Father, Jesus Christ, You who are perfect, never in your great mercy leave me, but ever abide in me, your servant.  O Jesus, Good Shepherd of Your sheep, deliver me not to the revolt of the serpent and leave me not to the will of Satan, for the seed of corruption is in me. Lord, adorable God, Holy King, Jesus Christ, guard me asleep by the unwaning light, your Holy Spirit, by whom you sanctified your disciples. O Lord, grant me, your unworthy servant, your salvation on my bed. Enlighten my mind with the light of understanding of your Holy Gospel. Enlighten my soul with the love of your Cross. Enlighten my heart with the purity of your Word. Enlighten my body with your passionless Passion. Keep my thoughts in your humility. And rouse me in good time to glorify you, for you are supremely glorified, with your eternal Father, and your most Holy Spirit forever. Amen.

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