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Christianity Is about Serving Others

By Mormon.org
A woman visiting with an elderly woman in a hospital.

Christ Set the Example

Jesus Christ served others throughout His mortal life. He did so by teaching, healing, praying, and being compassionate. He loved those He served. He wanted them to be happy. During His life, He challenged people to follow Him (see Luke 9:23). Today, Christians try to follow His example by serving others as He did.

Christ encouraged all who would listen to feed the hungry, clothe the naked, visit the sick, and provide all kinds of service to one another. What can be gained from following His example?

Service Generates Love

It feels good to love and care for one another. Have you ever approached an act of service a little begrudgingly only to end up feeling happy that you followed through? Service brings relief to the recipient—and joy to the giver. Watch the following video to see how a rugby player finds joy in service:

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