A Servant’s Thanks
Joan was a new volunteer in a major hospital ER. She didn’t expect a standing ovation—but sometime during that first rough evening, she expected someone to thank her. But no one did. Amid victims of shootings, drug overdoses, construction accidents, and car wrecks—she was ignored. In the crowded halls and hospital rooms, she had to help or get out of the way. And she was slightly put out.
Later, Joan‛s friend said to her, "I hate to be cruel, but if you want to be a servant, then you need to be ready to be treated like one."
This is Howard Butt, Jr., of Laity Lodge. Our work is not about recognition, but about service. Thank yous are nice, but they‛re not the reason we punch in for the high calling of our daily work.
"Be careful not to do your 'acts of righteousness' before men, to be seen by them. If you do, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven."