The how, what, and when of a message is critical to its delivery, understanding, and intent. I recall hearing as a child, “sticks and stone may break your bones, but words will never hurt you.” While completely untrue, I think adults may have said that to teach young people how to cope with the hurt words can cause.
I love history and understand that generally speaking, history is “his-story” and written by those in charge, or as recently noted, “history is written by the winners.”
While likely true, it doesn’t mean that things that happened didn’t happen; it just means the accounts may not be written or included whenever the story is told or retold. Possibly in an attempt to erase history, not have it not believed or otherwise have it unknown to generations that follow.
As we mature, we come to understand and become accountable for higher levels of responsibility. As toddlers, we have limited responsibilities but tend to learn quickly that being responsible has its rewards. In 1 Corinthians 13:11, Paul shares “When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me.”
What does serve, service and serving mean to you? Over the years, when I’ve had days where I felt sad or down, people have told me to give what I feel I’m lacking, i.e., give love, support, charity, etc.