Sunday, December 7, 2014
I wonder what that would look like in our own lives? To not go around proclaiming how generous we have been. To not go with trumpets and fanfare [in modern day terms that is social media] sharing what great generosity we have accomplished. Instead to be a humble servant of God ----- who did not come to be served, but to serve.
Nicholas lived a life of sacrifice for the common good of all. Let us go and do likewise, as we participate with what the Holy Spirit is already doing. Forget all the pomp and circumstance ------ forget the fanfare and horse & pony shows ------- forget the trumpets and bugles ------- forget the Christmas parties and charity events -------- forget the shoe boxes and endless gift giving -------- forget the red sweaters and $80 Christmas trees ------- and instead take on the form of a servant and love your neighbor.