“Rather, whoever wishes to be great among you shall be your servant; whoever wishes to be first among you shall be your slave. Just so, the Son of Man did not come to be served but to serve and to give his life as a ransom for many.”
At the end of your life, how do you want to be remembered?
There is a practice I like to do every year or so. I take time to write own my own eulogy. It helps me think through what things in my life are most important and what I want to be known for. Oftentimes, I realize there are things I am doing regularly in my life that aren’t building the life I want. These things are often taking time away from the very things that are most important to me.
In my own life, I have realized, the things that are most essential are the moments and relationships that get the least amount of fanfare. Jesus’ model for greatness isn’t rooted in fame, fortune, or recognition. Jesus tells us greatness is rooted in how we love others.
There is a quote I often think of, attributed to Mother Theresa, “There are no great things. Only small things with great love.” It’s so easy for me to be tempted by big flashing accomplishments, having a gentile reminder like this is so important for me.
Question for Today
- What would you want to be said about you in your eulogy?