Self-righteous service requires external rewards. It needs to know that people see and appreciate the effort. It seeks human applause – with proper religious modesty of course! True service rests contented in hiddenness. The Divine ‘nod of approval’ is completely sufficient.
Is the Divine ‘nod of approval’ sufficient for you? This week, write some notes alongside your ‘service inventory’ on your motivations for serving. But as honest as you can: Why do you really serve in various situations? Which features more: publicity or hiddenness?