Stories from the Basement

Stories from the Basement: October 2015

By Donna Clark RN, Director

The sermon yesterday was on servanthood. Today I walked into the office to a room full of people all asking for help. I had not even put my computer down on my desk when I had someone pulling at my sleeve asking for something. I often wonder how Jesus dealt with the crowds of people asking for healing and help. In the midst of controlled chaos today, I found myself looking to the ceiling asking for patience and gentleness. It didn’t work as I soon found myself telling a woman to leave because she was being loud, rude, and entitled. The clients who came into our office after she left said she was out of line and deserved to be kicked out for her behavior. To maintain an attitude of servanthood a person needs to work hard to be humble, patient and kind. Dealing with clientele who sometimes believe they are entitled to everything can cause you to feel that you are being taken advantage of and then the humility, patience and kindness go out the window.

Did Jesus ever get angry with those he served? Did he ever feel that the people were pulling at Him from all directions and draining all of His energy?

Mark 10:35-45 talks about serving those around us, to be humble and place yourself last. Walking the Christian walk can be challenging and because we are not as perfect as Jesus we don’t always measure up to His standards. Fortunately, Jesus understands and allows us to continue to be part of His kingdom in spite of our short comings. Thank you God for loving us.