Celebration of Discipline :: Service

The Discipline of Service

“But in service we must experience the many little deaths of going beyond ourselves. Service banishes us to the mundane, the ordinary, the trivial.”

“Jesus completely redefined leadership and rearranged the lines of authority.”

“Self-righteous service comes through human effort. It expends immense amounts of energy calculating and scheming how to render the service…True service comes from a relationship with the divine Other deep inside. We serve out of whispered promptings, diving urgings.”

“True service finds it almost impossible to distinguish the small from the large service.”

“True service rests contented in hiddenness. It does not fear the lights and blare of attention, but it does not seek them out either.”

“True service is free of the need to calculate results. It delights only in the service. It can serve enemies as freely as friends.”

“True service ministers simply and faithfully because there is a need.”

“When we choose to be a servant, we give up the right to be in charge.”

“Guarding the reputation of others is deep and lasting service.”


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