This morning, I couldn’t figure out what I was going to wear today. I had a shirt in mind, but it was newer, and I was considering it a shirt for church. My mom told me to wear it, and I told her I didn’t want to be all dressed up. Her response was, “Well you don’t want to look like a bum.”
I tell you all of that because it got me thinking about the homeless, the needy, the poor. I started thinking about celebrities and how they act different than “normal” people because this world puts them up high like they are God. Then, I thought about Jesus. Jesus, The One who made the universe. The One who came down to earth and was literally a down to earth man. He could have been prideful, he could have only talked to certain people, but He didn’t. He spoke to the prostitutes, the tax collectors, and the religious Pharisees. He washed His disciples feet, showing them how they and everyone else should live. Most importantly, He died for us. Jesus, God of this world, died for a crooked, dumb, sinner like you and me. He died for the celebrities as well because they are crooked, dumb, sinners like you and me.
No matter who you are, whether you have a big position in your job or not, you do not have an excuse for why you can’t be humble, serve, and talk to those who may be “lower” than you. Jesus is God, and He did it, so why can’t you? Even if you don’t have a big leadership role, you still have no excuse as to why you can’t be humble and serve. Again, Jesus is God. He was humble. He served. He spoke to those that were the outcasts in town. Why can’t we be humble? Why can’t we serve? Why can’t we talk to those same people? We can because Jesus can and did. Let’s be humble, not prideful.