(after all--- WE'RE doing EVERYone a favor by doing what CAN be one of the most disregarded, thankless and unglamorous jobs)
......We may be waiting around for a badge or an award that may or may never be presented to us. How quickly we fall from HERO.....to MARTYR.
Jesus' found GREATNESS through SERVANTHOOD. He gave up His throne and found His GREATEST significance lay in His sacrifice. His humility. Through NO pride. No ceremony. NO accolades. He humbled Himself to the point of death.
We die to our flesh every day. No. Not in a "I-feel-a-little-piece-of-me-d
Taking the attitude of servant....in humility.....giving up our RIGHTS and ENTITLEMENTS. Instead of a nuisance, a thorn in our flesh, a JOB, (which robs them of their own SIGNIFICANCE as human beings!)
Not every Hero wears a cape. (but if you want to break out your Wonderwoman costume every now and then---that might make things rather interesting :))