FROM THE PULPIT: Question your motives before acting

Published: Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at 02:41 PM.

Someone once said, “The people who do things that count don’t usually stop to count them.”

I have heard service members decorated with medals repeatedly say they were just doing their job, that those who gave their lives are the real heroes.

Contrast this with many athletes who draw attention to themselves, demanding they receive accolades, big salary packages and product endorsements.

And whom do most people feel drawn toward? 

Even in “regular” people’s lives, we hear, “Look at me!  Look at how much I am doing!”

Some people draw attention to themselves by pointing out their busy schedules or accomplishments. They boast to seek praise from others or to boost their self-esteem.

However, we should be drawing attention to God, who has called us to serve others.

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