You can stand tall without standing on someone, and you can be a victor without having victims. – H. Woods
Jesus said “there is none greater in heaven than John the Baptist,” and all he did was preach and baptize. Hmm!
One of the worldly perspectives we digest early on in life is that there is always a winner and a loser, that someone has to come out on top; and at all costs we’re to make sure that someone is us. And in truth we spend an inordinate amount of time trying to ‘scratch and claw’ our way up the ladder of success, for success requires the type of thinking and action where one must fight for all they get. In the search for significance, however; one seeks how they may best benefit society and those around them. Their way of thinking is not self-fulfillment but the enrichment of others, which is wholly in line with God’s desires, for we never stand taller than when we reach down to help someone else up.
“Each of us should please his neighbor for his good, to build him up. For even Christ did not please himself….” – Romans 15:2-3