For the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life a ransom for many. –Mark 10:45
Service and Christian spirituality are woven of the same fabric. Jesus not only taught by words that we should serve one another, but he lived a whole life of comforting, healing, teaching, feeding, encouraging, and protecting. When it served the world around him—both friends and enemies—he gave up his life in an act of ultimate service.
Each Sunday we conclude worship with the words: “Go in peace to love and serve” or “Go forth to serve in the name of Christ.” We seek to serve everyone in our daily lives, and we remember that Jesus especially called us to serve those most in need among us: the poor, the hungry, the sick, those without power or social standing, the lonely, and children.