Make the most of your time by serving others

Good morning everyone,
 
Our theme for this month: “Savor the time”
 
Our Bible verse for today: “Everyone should look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others.” Philippians 2:4 (CSB)
 
Our thought for today: “Make the most of your time by serving others”
 
John Bridgeland is a man who served as the director of the White House Domestic Policy Council under President George W. Bush. John was also one of the co-founders in 2019 of an organization known as UNITE. The focus of UNITE is to bring Americans from across the political, social, economic, and racial spectrums together to cooperate for common causes. The object is to focus more on the things we have in common rather than on the things that divide us, and to work together for the common good on a vast array of issues and projects.
 
The effort involves politicians, celebrities, business people, ministers, authors, and people from all walks of life, and the object is to simply find ways within our own communities that we can all work together to make things better. They’re not asking anyone to put aside any of their dearly held beliefs about any issue. Instead, it’s all about finding ways that we can help each other achieve things that are of benefit to us all. The quote from John Bridgeland that caught my attention was “Service transforms us. When you serve a great cause, as we see the nurses and doctors and health-care workers doing today (during the pandemic), you lose yourself and find a greater purpose.”
 
If that’s true for our society in general (and I’m convinced that it is), then it’s even truer for the Christian community in particular. The great cause that we all share is the cause of Christ on earth. We are to be working together to serve others in the name of Jesus and to share the Good News of the Gospel with as many people as possible. Regardless of any differences we may have on other issues, as Christians we all share that common goal of advancing the kingdom of God on earth. We need to focus more on that and less on any other thing that could distract us, derail us, or divide us.
 
Service to others is at the core of the Christian mission. It’s what we’re supposed to be all about. Jesus was a servant and He calls us to be servants too. As Christians we make the most of our time, and we do the most good for our society, when we work together for the greater good of advancing the cause of Christ on earth.
 
God Bless,
Pastor Jim
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