Service is not a competitive sport

In the same way, let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father. Matt 5:16

First responders aren’t in it for glory. Good deeds, acts of charity and kindness, words of comfort and support shine because they reflect love, the very nature of Christ. When good deeds go public it shouldn’t be to promote ourselves or our organizations but to inspire others to join in helping, comforting, and loving those who are experiencing loss and pain.

Lord, let the good I seek to do effectively meet the needs of those I try to help.