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Re: Servanthood

[When] Jesus said, "Whosoever would be the greatest among you, shall be your servant" (Mt 23:11), He taught us the blessed truth that there is nothing so divine and heavenly as being the servant and helper of all....Being servants of all is the highest fulfillment of our destiny....

When I look...upon the Church of Christ in the world, I stand amazed at...how little humility is sought after as the distinguishing feature of the discipleship of Jesus...that humility is not esteemed the cardinal virtue.... [Yet] it is the one indispensable condition of true fellowship with Jesus....

True humility comes when, in the light of God, we have seen ourselves to be nothing, have consented to part with and cast away self-to let God be all. The soul that has done this and can say, "So have I lost myself in finding You," no longer compares itself with others. It has forever given up every thought of self in God's presence...and seeks nothing for itself. It is a soul that serves God and, for His sake, serves all.... The Spirit of Him who washed the disciples' feet makes it a joy to us to be indeed the least, to be servants one of another. --Andrew Murray

"You call me Teacher and Lord, and you say well, for so I am. "If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another's feet. "For I have given you an example, that you should do as I have done to you. "Most assuredly, I say to you, a servant is not greater than his master; nor is he who is sent greater than he who sent him. "If you know these things, blessed are you if you do them. (John 13:13-17) (VW)

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