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Selfish or Service?

Posted in A Class Act by Linden Barrick on September 24, 2012
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Selfish witnesses someone getting bullied but can’t step away from socializing with a friend.
Service intervenes, assures the victim is alright, and tells an adult.

Selfish drops trash on the floor but can’t be bothered to pick it up.
Service realizes someone else will have to clean up after them.

Selfish goes shopping and only buys for themselves.
Service buys for others first.

Selfish blames others for what goes wrong in life.
Service strives to improve other people’s lives instead of dwelling on their own.

Selfish keeps the best for themselves and is generous with the rest.
Service gives it all away.

Selfish thinks the world owes them.
Service thinks they owe the world.

Selfish wrinkles up their nose at a homeless man and wishes he’d take a bath.
Service offers him a place to clean up and eat a meal.

Selfish takes a break to go get themselves coffee.
Service asks everyone else if they’d like a cup.

Selfish is noisy when others want to listen.
Service makes sure everyone can hear what’s being shared.

Selfish feels service is a sacrifice.
Service embraces the sacrifice.

Selfish thinks they are strong.
Service acknowledges they are weak.

Selfish sees a need at church but says “I filled that position for three years already. I’m done now.”
Service steps in to fill the need immediately.

Selfish immediately asks God for something.
Service starts by praising and loving Him.


6 Responses to 'Selfish or Service?'

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  1. optimisticgladness said,

    Love this.

    • Thanks so much! Inspiration from a lot of people…and from God, of course!

  2. optimisticgladness said,

    I nominated you for the “one lovely blog award.” I see you have already been nominated….but I’m doing it again. You deserve it.

    • Oh, thank you so much!! I can’t wait to work on the response tonight. Perfect timing…I’m at a conference for a couple days, missing family, and trying to fill my evenings with something fun. This will give me something to do and make me smile! Blessings to you!

  3. lexiesnana said,

    I loved this post.

    • Thank you so much for reading a replying. I’m so glad you enjoyed it! Blessings.

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