Every year I pick a word to serve as my annum's guiding theme. 2018 was "gratitude," and 2019 is "service." Hence, this blog about service. My cousin had once asked me: "Is the janitor or the plumber more important or less important than the manager or CEO?"
We know that society places an economic value on professions, as evidenced by the difference in paycheck. But the value of a vocation goes way beyond its pay, and that should encourage us all.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said: "Everyone has the power for greatness, not for fame but greatness, because greatness is determined by service."
Nobel Peace Prize receipient, Albert Schweitzer, said: "The only ones among you who will be really happy are those who have sought and found how to serve."
In the book of Mark, Jesus said: "Whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant. For even the Son of God did not come to be served, but to serve."
The wonderful thing about this concept of living a life in service to others is that service is broad. It's not limited to certain jobs. EVERY job has the ability to serve others, because servitude is a mindset.