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Spiritual Life: Loving others shows Christ-like servanthood

Micah Smith, Tri-City Herald on

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Bob Moffit amplifies my thought: "The most important part of the image of God inside of you is servanthood. We say the gospel is summarized in one word and that word is love. Go out and love. And how do you love? By demonstrating that love. By being a servant. What kind of servant? A sacrificial servant. We don't serve when we feel like it. We serve because it's the model that Jesus gave us."

It reminds me of the story about four pastors discussing the merits of the various translations of the Bible. One liked the King James Version best because of its simple, beautiful English. Another liked the American Revised Version best because it was closer to the original Hebrew and Greek. Still another liked a contemporary version because of its up-to-date vocabulary. The fourth minister was silent for a moment, then said, "I like my mother's translation best." Surprised, the other three men said they didn't know his mother had translated the Bible.

"Yes," he replied, "she translated it into life -- and it was the most convincing translation I ever saw."

You will never regret serving like Jesus.

Og Mandino says, "Treat everyone you meet as if they were going to be dead by midnight. Extend all the care, kindness and understanding you can, with no thought of reward, and your life will never be the same."

Please pass me the towel.

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About The Writer

Rev. Micah Smith is president and founder of Global Gateway Network (, author of "Heaven's Heartbeat," and a Tri-City Herald Spiritual Life contributor. He enjoys trail running and coffee roasting with family and friends. email:

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