"There is more happiness in giving than receiving."
Christian Service is a revolutionary concept. The notion of service calls us to lay selfish things aside for the needs of others. It is also an important value in all relationships.
Jesus said that he ‘came not to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.’
Can you remember ever thinking that you were too busy to help someone in need?
The story of Jesus washing the feet of his disciples at the Last Supper is well known—this is where he takes on the role of the lowest servant rather than that of the master. Jesus tells us clearly the meaning of this action: ‘Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet. I have set you an example that you should do as I have done.’ Serving God, means serving others.
What are we doing in school to learn about Service?
Jesus was called the ‘servant king’: we are learning that his mission was to serve God and to serve all those people he met, through his teaching, his example and the way he led his life.
We are finding out about unsung heroes who serve us at school, at our church, at home and in our village. We are also finding out about ways in which we can serve others at school, at our church, at home and in our village.
Service at Home
Serving God, means serving others.
Some things to think about:
– How are we encouraged to “find” our gifts and to use them for the good at home and in the community?
– How do you show gratitude for those who serve/help you?