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Selflessness and Christlike Service

By Mormon.org
Young man serving elderly woman

Often in our busy and hectic world, our thoughts revolve solely around our wants and needs. It is all too easy to forget that there are others around us who need our time and efforts, more than we need them ourselves. When we serve others, we exemplify a Christlike love to our fellowman and show that we are willing to do as He does.

Chad Lewis, a former professional football player, could have been caught up in the fame and fortune of that life. Even though he is well known for his professional accomplishments, his success on the football field is not nearly as important to him as the service he has performed as he tries to care for his fellowman and live a Christlike life.

Jesus Christ, the ultimate example of service, teaches us that as we serve those around us, we are serving Him. He says, “For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it” (Matthew 16:25). As we lose our lives in the service of the people we encounter every day, we become enveloped in living like Christ.

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