Quotes About Servanthood

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Brennan Manning
“Our hearts of stone become hearts of flesh when we learn where the outcast weeps.”
Brennan Manning, Abba's Child: The Cry of the Heart for Intimate Belonging

Brennan Manning
“In Love's service, only wounded soldiers can serve.”
Brennan Manning, Abba's Child: The Cry of the Heart for Intimate Belonging

Brennan Manning
“[The] insistence on the absolutely indiscriminate nature of compassion within the Kingdom is the dominant perspective of almost all of Jesus' teaching.
What is indiscriminate compassion? 'Take a look at a rose. Is is possible for the rose to say, "I'll offer my fragrance to good people and withhold it from bad people"? Or can you imagine a lamp that withholds its rays from a wicked person who seeks to walk in its light? It could do that only be ceasing to be a lamp. And observe how helplessly and indiscriminately a tree gives its shade to everyone, good and bad, young and old, high and low; to animals and humans and every living creature -- even to the one who seeks to cut it down. This is the first quality of compassion -- its indiscriminate character.' (Anthony DeMello, The Way to Love)...
What makes the Kingdom come is heartfelt compassion: a way of tenderness that knows no frontiers, no labels, no compartmentalizing, and no sectarian divisions.”
Brennan Manning, Abba's Child: The Cry of the Heart for Intimate Belonging

“The chief means of resisting manipulation is humility – knowing who we really are and facing it. You can only serve by love. You can only love by choice. True love cannot be the result of decree, force or manipulation. Jesus always kept his strength to make loving choices. He calls us to make loving choices necessary to be the servant of all." "Humility permits me to own my feelings – and to admit them. Now I'm free to say, ‘I'm angry’. I'm free to admit what I am reacting to. I am free to ask if anger is what the person wanted to produce in me, and to ask for help in changing if my reaction is inappropriate.”
Gayle D. Erwin, The Jesus Style

Joyce Meyer
“Acts 10:38 says, “See how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth who went about doing good.” He just got up every day and did good. Everywhere he went, even though he had a purpose and he was headed somewhere, he let himself be interrupted by the needs of people. So often we study the steps of Jesus. Maybe we need to study the stops of Jesus. The things that he stopped for, the things that interrupted his plan, where he would alter his plan and help somebody here and there.”
Joyce Meyer

Augustine of Hippo
“Your best servant is the person who does not attend so much to hearing what he himself wants as to willing what he has heard from you.”
Augustine of Hippo, Confessions

R. Alan Woods
“We have all been called to be foot-washers".

~R. Alan Woods [2006]”
R. Alan Woods, The Journey Is The Destination: A Photo Journal

Augustine of Hippo
“I probably felt more resentment for what I personally was to suffer than for the wrong they were doing to anyone and everyone. But at that time I was determined not to put up with badly behaved people more out of my own interest than because I wanted them to become good people.”
Augustine of Hippo, Confessions

Duane Elmer
“Power is meant to be shared with the goal of empowering others. Hoarded power weakens others and exalts oneself. Power, when grounded in biblical values, serves others by liberating them. It acknowledges that people bear the image of God and treats them in a way that will nurture the development of that image. In so doing, we honor their Creator.”
Duane Elmer, Cross-Cultural Servanthood: Serving the World in Christlike Humility

Peggy Haymes
“Love may challenge and love may correct but love will never shame. Love may call us out to uncomfortable places but love will never cast us aside. Love may demand but will never demean. Love will never ask us to dim our light lest we shine too brightly. Love will never ask us to be less than we were created to be.

By this we know God. By this we follow Jesus. By this we serve one another.

Not fear.”
Peggy Haymes, Strugglers, Stragglers and Seekers: daily devotions for the rest of us

Andrew Murray
“A faithful servant may be wiser than the master, and yet retain the true spirit and posture of the servant. The humble man looks upon every, the feeblest and unworthiest, child of God, and honors him and prefers him in honor as the son of a King.”
Andrew Murray, Humility

Duane Elmer
“Power is to be used in the service of others and only secondarily, if at all, for the benefit of oneself.”
Duane Elmer, Cross-Cultural Servanthood: Serving the World in Christlike Humility

“A leader takes people where they would never go on their own.”
Hans Finzel, The Top Ten Mistakes Leaders Make

“Being efficient is the easy part. Suppressing one's ego completely for hours at a time is really hard.”
Colin Clark, The Prince, the Showgirl, and Me: Six Months on the Set With Marilyn and Olivier

“No truth is more pervasive in Scripture and Christian tradition than this one—that real freedom is found in obedience and servanthood. And yet no truth is more incongruent with modern culture. Here we stand before a stark either-or: the gospel message of true freedom versus the culture's ideal of self-creation, autonomy, and living "my way.”
Roger E. Olson

Will Davis Jr.
“Serving your enemies is the fastest way to learn to love them.”
Will Davis Jr., 10 Things Jesus Never Said: And Why You Should Stop Believing Them

George H.W. Bush
“There is but one just use of power, and it is to serve people.”
George H.W. Bush

Maureen Corrigan
“Like a lot of other bashful introverts, I discovered that I like teaching a lot because it's like acting. When I stepped into the classroom, I stepped into a role, one that allowed me to forget myself.”
Maureen Corrigan, Leave Me Alone, I'm Reading: Finding and Losing Myself in Books

Henry T. Blackaby
“Some would define a servant like this: 'A servant is one who finds out what his master wants him to do, and then he does it.' The human concept of a servant is that a servant goes to the master and says, 'Master, what do you want me to do?' The master tells him, and the servant goes off BY HIMSELF and does it. That is not the biblical concept of a servant of God. Being a servant of God is different from being a servant of a human master. A servant of a human master works FOR his master. God, however, works THROUGH His servants.”
Henry T. Blackaby, Experiencing God: How to Live the Full Adventure of Knowing and Doing the Will of God

“É impossível justificar os excessos do povo ao pegar em armas... Mas é realmente o povo a quem devemos imputar tudo, ou a seus opressores, que os mantiveram por tanto tempo na escravidão? Aquele que escolhe ser servido por escravos, e por escravos mal-tratados deve saber que preserva tanto sua propriedade quanto sua vida através da dominação, diferentemente de quem prefere os serviços de homens livres e bem tratados; e aquele que ceia ao som de lamentos de dor não deve, num momento de insurreição, reclamar que suas filhas foram violentadas e mortas, nem que cortaram a garganta de seus filhos. Quando tais males ocorrem, certamente são mais imputáveis à tirania dos grandes senhores do que à crueldade dos servos.”
Arthur Young

Matt Perman
“We are to be generous not just in the results of our work, but also IN our work.”
Matt Perman, What's Best Next: How the Gospel Transforms the Way You Get Things Done

John Piper
“Tasks don't have to be high-impact to be worthy of high effort. Most things we do in any given day are relatively low impact. The cumulative impact of thousands of low-impact test is huge. These tasks can be transposed into worship.”
John Piper

Davis Bunn
“Alex had cooked, and coaxed, and helped Mark form borders around the shapeless days. Alex had given meaning to the word "servant".”
Davis Bunn, Lion of Babylon

“The best and only way to minister supernaturally is by being yoked to Jesus, just making yourself into His servant, walking in His ways and imitating Him. Allow Him to change you!”
Sunday Adelaja

“The author sees Luke's loyalty to the apostle Paul "depicted architecturally in the great church at Rome known as St. Paul Outside the Walls. There, a statue of Luke holding a writing stylus commemorates not only his work as a Gospel author but his faithfulness to Paul.”
Bryan Litfin, After Acts: Exploring the Lives and Legends of the Apostles

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Identify your divine gift and use it to serve humanity.”
Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

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