Yet, our world tells us constantly to "look out for number one". We are told that as we age we should retire and "enjoy ourselves". But our temporal, earthly life is no more about ourselves than is our future spiritual life. For us to continue here is "more needful" for those to whom we minister.
For the Christian, our lives are not about ourselves, but about others. In so choosing, we follow the path of the One who gird Himself with a towel and washed the feet of His disciples. We walk in the steps of the One who told us that to be great in the Kingdom of God, we must learn to be the servant of all. How great then must He be in His own Kingdom who was and is and will be the greatest Servant of all and yet is King of Kings and Lord of Lords.
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"Nevertheless to abide in the flesh is more needful for you."