Matthew 22 When the Pharisees heard that he had silenced the Sadducees, they gathered together, and one of them, a lawyer, asked him a question to test him. “Teacher, which commandment in the law is the greatest?” He said to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the greatest and first commandment. And a second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.”
John Kuykendall, president of Davidson College, wrote, “Don’t survive; serve. Realize that we live between the apes and the angels, with our feet on the ground and our heads in the clouds…the human creature, which has learned to fly through the sky more swiftly than the fastest bird…still has, in every generation, to learn to walk on earth as human.”
Questions for reflection:
What has serving your fellow human being taught you? How is service a necessary part of the human condition?