Sir Wilfred Grenfell, English medical missionary who laboured in Labrador, visited Johns Hopkins Hospital in America to find a head nurse. Promising neither salary nor expenses, he made this offer: “If you want to have the time of your life, come with me and run a hospital next summer for the orphans of the Northlands.” A nurse who accepted the offer later wrote, “I never knew before that life was good for anything but what one could get out of it. Now I know that the real fun lies in seeing how much one can put into life for others.” The new challenge put a kick in her life. Serving others proved more motivational than big earnings and a prominent position.
To many people life is all about what you can get out of it. Success means fame, fortune, and recognition. Jesus had a different take on it. He said that if you want to be great in the Kingdom of Heaven you to learn to be the servant of all. (Matt 20.26)