STB Pillar 4: Servanthood
"Everybody can be great. Because anybody can serve."
-Martin Luther King Jr.
As Dr. King said, everyone can be great. Everyone can be great because we can all serve. “You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and your verb agree to serve…You only need a heart full of grace,” to serve.
Humility, our third pillar, and Servanthood are the “Stockton & Malone” of character traits. They are great teammates and work really well together. One of the greatest leaders of all time, Jesus, was a foot washer. Walking in sandals on the dusty roads of Palestine in the first century made for some filthy, stinky feet. Before a communal meal it was customary for the lowliest of servants to wash everyone’s feet. The disciples must have been stunned that their Master’s heart posture before the last supper!
Titan alum, Luke Sellers, got injured in football and was unable to play basketball his senior year. And yet, he still attended every practice and all of our games. Several practices he would sweep the floor without ever being asked to do so. Why is this small act so significant? Simple. It reflects a huge heart! He was putting his love for his team on display by his actions.
Luke was a great teammate! You might say he attached a higher price tag to his teammates than to himself.
Remember, ego serves itself, but humility serves others.