Do you feel entitled to your place in line at the grocery store, or are you thankful for the groceries you can buy?
Do you curse the car that cut you off, or are you thankful for a car to drive and the money to put gas in it?
Do you feel entitled to awards for your children at school, or are you thankful for a school for them to attend?
Do you feel entitled to first choice in a job, a promotion, an apartment or a school, or are you thankful for the opportunity to have a job, a nice place to live, or choices of educational institutions?
Jesus didn’t get what he “deserved” either. Yet he never once displayed a sense of entitlement.
He came to serve. He welcomed all. He prayed and was thankful every day he spent on earth.
He looked into the eyes of others and lifted them up. He washed the feet of his disciples. He told us we would be known as his followers by our love for others.
We are to submit to Jesus’ yoke.
We are to walk humbly with God.
We are to be in the world, not of it.
What do you feel entitled to today?