Devotions from Judy’s heart

Who are the people we remember most in life? I think we hold to our hearts those who are servants and pour their lives out for others. I read today from Matt 23:11-12 ,“The greatest among you shall be your servant. Whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted.” There is nothing more beautiful than a person who is emptied of self and thinks how she or he can serve others. I noticed when the nuns were here how they always gave each other preference….offering the best to the other, not needing to have their own way. I remember a nursing supervisor when I was a student nurse, who poured herself out in doing things needed that would have been assigned to an aid. It elevated her in my mind as she humbled herself to do anything needed at the time. Another friend who is 80 was going to clean toilets at a Via de Cristo weekend and didn’t mind a bit. The Lord looks at our hearts and it must give Him joy when we serve others in His name and are humble enough to do whatever He puts before us. The world is watching and sometimes it is a living sermon, just as my nursing supervisor gave to me.