Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others.
This piece of teaching jumps out at me this morning because it is something I can easily do, and should do. When I take care of something for myself, I can add in something for someone else. Some of these things we do automatically, like replacing the TP roll when it is empty and putting it into the holder, not on top of it. But many times I know I leave things for others to take care of, or I don’t think of what others may need. Maybe when I run into the store for something quickly, I can take the time to pay a heartfelt compliment to a fellow shopper. Or I can tip the Dunkin’ Donuts worker and thank him for his great attitude. I can do more, do better.
Father God, thank you for reminding me there are opportunities everywhere to serve others. Advent is the perfect time and Jesus is the perfect teacher. Amen
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