"Do nothing out of selfishness or vainglory; rather, humbly regard others as more important than yourselves, each looking out not for his own interests, but also for those of others."
This was yesterday's second reading but it really hit me between the eyes. I think we start seeking recognition and attention early in life, as little kids. "Mommy, watch me!" "Look at me!" We are so self-centered as kids and it is only as we mature and grow that we can look to the other guy and appreciate the others' gifts and talents. And that growth and maturity can take a lifetime! Only a real grown up can look out for the interests of others before his or her own. That growth can come from walking with Jesus daily and looking to Jesus constantly throughout our days. We are not simply on this earth for ourselves, to better ourselves. We are put here to serve others. Serving others may not sit well in a society that rewards accomplishment and people who look out for Number One. But serve we must. In today's gospel, Jesus says, "For the one who is least among all of you is the one who is the greatest (Luke 9:48). How can we serve others today? How can we walk humbly with God, serving the needs of others? Love, heidi