Read: Philippians 2:5-11
We associate acts of loving kindness and mercy with the season of Lent. Through art, music, preaching, teaching and other means, the church tells the story of the sacrifice of Jesus on the cross. But the example of Jesus is more than his death. Throughout his life, Jesus served. He was a servant leader, one who was willing to get down on his knees and wash the feet of his disciples.
Ponder: What does it mean for you to serve following the example of Jesus?
Pray: Gracious God, we thank you for the gift of service. we are recipients of your love made known in Christ. Fill our hearts with compassion, so we might serve out of a spirit of love rather than under the mantle of obligation. In the name of Christ, we pray. Amen.