"Anxiety in a man's heart weighs him down, but a good word makes him glad." -Proverbs 12:25

"Anxiety in a man's heart weighs him down, but a good word makes him glad." -Proverbs 12:25
Midnight Blue (1963): Jazz guitarist Kenny Burrell featuring Stanley Turrentine on tenor saxophone, Major Holley on double bass, Bill English on drums and Ray Barretto on conga. Midnight Blue is one of Burrell’s best-known works for Blue Note Records. In 2005, NPR included the album in its "Basic Jazz Library", describing it as "one of the great jazzy blues records".

He said, She said...

"You are not designed for everyone to like you - Wise Man Phil

FRAGILE: Sting, Yo Yo Ma, Dominic Miller & Chris Botti

Friday, November 19, 2010

A Season to Serve

Serve: to render assistance; be of use; help.

When looking up the Webster definition of the word "servanthood" my finding was less than expected. "No dictionary results" was the key phrase on - "Oh really" I thought to myself, but not to be rude or dismissive was polite enough to ask the question: "Did you mean sainthood? "No" I thought, but then again why not. Sainthood by definition I found out is "the character or status of a saint." OK, so what is a Saint? Well, I'm glad you ask. A saint is "a person of great holiness, virtue, or benevolence." So there you have it- if anyone asks you over the next few days if servanthood is a word and what saint and sainthood mean you will have a "working" knowledge on the subject matter. 

And though I couldn't get Webster to work with me in the beginning I was glad that he left the definition of servanthood up to me on this one.

In my humble estimation "servanthood" looks like this:
  • It is not selfish.
    • Never be selfish or do anything out of selfish motives.
  • It thinks of others first.
    • Think of others more important than yourself. Be humble.
  • It realizes that the world is bigger than itself.
    • Do not limit your sights upon your own personal needs & interests. Don't be narcissistic.
Acts 20:35 states; " is more blessed to give than to receive." This Holiday Season be a person in the service of another.  

Serve others.

The holidays can be some of the most difficult times for family and friends. Anxiety, anger and animosity are often served more than turkey and ham during the holidays. Be mindful of this and be mindful of what a life that is dedicated to servanthood looks like and bless everyone around you with a heart that is willing and wanting to serve.

Be unselfish. Be humble. Be ready to serve.

It is the greatest gift(s) you can give this year.

sbb   19.11.10

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