Serving or Chores

We have lost the distinction of serving and chores. It is especially true in the congregation of believers who claim Christ as Lord. We have accepted serving on a particular board, or church auxiliary as service. We consider serving Communion as the equivalent of serving Christ, when in actuality that is just a chore. To serve Christ is to get out after we have done our chores and then go to work.

The work is tremendously understaffed. The laborers are so few because we have lost the distinction between chores and service. We pride ourselves in chores, while ignoring service.

Feed the hungry. Clothe the naked. Visit the prisoners. Take care of widows and orphans. Heal those who are wounded spiritually, emotionally, psychologically and physically. Help reconcile enemies. This is the work. Serving communion is a chore even easier than singing on the choir or taking up the offering. We serve best when serving God. We serve God when we serve those who cannot help themselves. That is our calling.

Mark 10:45 For even the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.