humble to serve

Vincent_van_Gogh_-_Three_pairs_of_shoes,_1886_(Fogg_Art_Museum)
Three pairs of shoes by Vincent van Gogh, via Wikimedia Commons

Lord, take the shoes off this Church
  not only physically, outwardly, actually, but inwardly also.
Lord, take the shoes off this Church-
  the shoes of pride and of fear, complacency and factionalism.
Lord, take the shoes off this Church
  that the quality of its worship may touch the whole life of this people:
And to this end, put the shoes on this Church that it may
  go out to serve all men and women everywhere, Lord.

John Carden, Anglican priest, editor World Council of Churches

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In all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’

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