ready to spend and be spent

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image via Dover Air Force Base

Give to your Church, O God, the grace to follow in the steps of Jesus,
   who came as one who serves.
May we be ready in all the world to spend and be spent
   in the service of the poor and hungry,
   the sick and the ignorant.
May we work with strength and suffer with courage
   for the liberation of the oppressed
   and the restoration of dignity and freedom
   for all people, who are created in your image.
Grant this, our Father, for the sake of Jesus Christ our Lord.

John Kingsnorth, Salvation Army

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After washing their feet, he put on his robe again and sat down and asked, “Do you understand what I was doing? You call me ‘Teacher’ and ‘Lord,’ and you are right, because that’s what I am. And since I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you ought to wash each other’s feet. I have given you an example to follow. Do as I have done to you. I tell you the truth, slaves are not greater than their master. Nor is the messenger more important than the one who sends the message. Now that you know these things, God will bless you for doing them.

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