Virtue of the Week: Servitude


It’s a great week to surrender a personal freedom and serve someone else with that time. Let’s do it with a smile on our face for even more impact!

Come to serve and you will never be disappointed.

If we always keep people at arm’s length, conduct our work only in the confines of sterile environments, and seldom go out to work in the dirty trenches serving one another……. we will miss out on the best of what can stir the depths of our hearts. … This is precisely the reason why some who come to serve our youth grow dissatisfied, lose heart and become in a sense like curators studying and collecting souls— instead of being shepherds living with ‘the smell of the sheep.’ It’s dirty work helping kids. This is what Pope Francis was talking about when he said that shepherds should smell like their sheep. What do you smell like?

The service you do for others is the rent you pay for the time you spend on earth.Muhammad Ali
No man stands so straight as when he stoops to help a boy.Knights of Pythagoras
I expect to pass through life but once. If therefore, there be any kindness I can show, or any good thing I can do to any fellow being, let me do it now, and not defer or neglect it, as I shall not pass this way again.William Penn
If you can’t feed a hundred people, then feed just one.Mother Teresa
Each of us can look back upon someone who made a great difference in our lives, someone whose wisdom or simple acts of caring made an impression upon us. In all likelihood it was someone who sought no recognition for their deed other than the joy of knowing that, by their hand, another’s life had been made better.Stephen M. Wolf

A couple video clips on the power of serving others:

Help Each Other & Love Each Other. Never Stop Sharing.

If We Could See Inside Others’ Hearts: Life, in 4 mins