To others makes us grow

November 23rd 2016
The idea of serving others does not strike many people as immediately attractive; it is even humiliating, and that is because they do not know what true service is. Otherwise, why would Jesus have said in the Gospels, ‘The greatest among you will be your servant’? Those who are great never find it demeaning to be at the service of others, because their greatness is of the spirit. They know that no task will make them lose their nobility, their true greatness. Jesus was great because he knew how to be infinitely small. He who said, ‘I am the truth’ never asked anyone to bow down before him to serve him – on the contrary, he made himself the humble servant of all people. Why? Because truth is charged with immeasurable energy. And so it has to be presented carefully for others to receive it and assimilate it without it causing any damage. The power conferred by truth should also express itself through humility, love and gentleness.