Servanthood Quotes

 

Learn the lesson that, if you are to do the work of a prophet, what you need is not a sceptre, but a hoe. ~ Bernard of Clairvaux

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As the cross is the sign of submission, so the towel is the sign of service. ~ Richard Foster, Celebration of Discipline

In the discipline of service there is also great liberty. Service enables us to say "no" to the world's games of promotion and authority. It abolishes our need (and desire) for a pecking order. ~ Richard Foster, Celebration of Discipline

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Condescend to all the weaknesses and infirmities of your fellow-creatures, cover their frailties, love their excellencies, encourage their virtues, relieve their wants, rejoice in their prosperities, compassionate their distress, receive their friendship, overlook their unkindness, forgive their malice, be a servant of servants, and condescend to do the lowest offices to the lowest of mankind. ~ William Law, A Serious Call to a Devote and Holy Life.

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If there is no element of asceticism in our lives, if we give free reign to the desires of the flesh . . . we shall find it hard to train for the service of Christ. ~ Bonhoeffer

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True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic. It is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost, but the urge to serve others at whatever cost.” ~ Arthur Ashe

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The body at work, but the mind and heart with God: such should be the state of the true Christian. ~ St. Theophan the Recluse

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God is perfect, He is faultless. And so, when Divine love becomes manifest in us in the fullness of Grace, we radiate this love - not only on the earth, but throughout the entire universe as well. So God is in us, and He is present everywhere. It is God’s all-encompassing love that manifests itself in us. When this happens, we see no difference between people: everyone is good, everyone is our brother, and we consider ourselves to be the worst of men - servants of every created thing. ~ Elder Thaddeus

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Every miracle of Jesus happened because of this one thing, He chose to serve people. Be it healing, multiplication of food or deliverance; someone would come to Him and He would serve them. An attitude of servanthood opens up the door for the miraculous. An attitude of lordship opens up the door to the flesh. ~ Matthew Reimer


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