—-in as much as ye have done it unto the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.
Luann Prater writes,”Our culture struggles with the ‘I wants’. When children receive ‘things without strings’ they begin a life of self-centered discontentment. Adults, in an effort to find happiness, reach for whatever they don’t have, thinking that thing must be what is missing—we often convince ourselves that our wants are really our needs.”
Wow, that really hits the nail on the head! It, sadly, describes more of us than we would like to admit. Here in America it is easy to get spoiled. We get so accustom to living in luxury we start thinking we deserve it, and we quickly get all bent-out-of-shape when we feel we’re being deprived. The problem is that enough is never enough for most people. They always more more, bigger,and better. That explains the spirit of discontent that is so common today.
So what’s the solution? Answer–it is to shift our focus from self to service, to realize that it is better to give than to get. The happiest people on earth are those who put the needs of others ahead of their own. So, how happy are you? Are you being honest? It’s your choice.It is only when we truly forget ourselves that we do things that are remembered and rewarded.–HDS, 5-12-09
Forget yourself for others and others won’t forget you.