Acts of Service: Love your neighbor and resist the world weekly

Matthew 5:16

“In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.”

It is a natural temptation to want to be served instead of to serve. We love going to a nice restaurant or hotel and being waited on. We enjoy when our friends and family do nice things for us. But as disciples of Jesus we are called to love our neighbors as ourselves. We do this because of Jesus’ example of service, exemplified in his cross, death, and resurrection. We want to try and resist the temptation of having the world revolve around us by serving those around us. In this way, serving others will be a light, shining brightly in the dark places of this world, making God’s love known.

Suggested Habits

  • Sign up to volunteer with Community Ministries.
  • Engage in neighbourhood acts of kindness (bake for your neighbour, shovel for them, etc.)
  • Offer up your time for someone who you know needs a call from you.