He Ain’t No Saint

Life and Happiness, Religion

My husband’s a saint.

Well, okay, not really.

However, he goes out of his way to do things for everyone – not just me. Just the other night he woke me to let me know he’d have to go to his office because an alarm was going off and he needed to check it out. Now, typically, this isn’t really his job, but he did it anyway. And I went along simply because I didn’t want to let him go alone.

In the past, he’s also served as a lunch lady and a crossing guard at his school district. These aren’t his jobs either, but when you’re shorthanded and you’re (kind of) the boss, you do what needs to be done.

When pride comes, then comes disgrace,

    but with humility comes wisdom.
The integrity of the upright guides them
Proverbs 11:2-3

When my husband does these things (and so much more), I’m reminded that God has told us to be humble, to be caring, to strive to help our fellow man and to place others before ourselves.

Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.
Phil. 2:3-4

So, no, my husband may not be a saint, but God says, we “are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession,” (1 Peter 2:9) and when we live out the commandments of the Bible, when we act as the chosen person God says we are, we affect the lives of others and spread the love of Christ in their world.

It isn’t hard to share the love of God. We can do so each and every day with the little, humble acts we do in our service to others. For some, doing those simple, little things might make us saints in their eyes, but, in the end, we need only seek out His approval in the things we do. And when we act in a humble manner, He will be pleased.

PS – I chose this picture because these people are all in competition with one another. Yet, they also help one another.

Today and all this week, let’s try to recognize those moments when we can share God’s love by being humble, yet holy.

FYI: This week is “Be Kind to Humankind” week so it’s a good time to do so.


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