Serve one another with whatever gift
each of you has received.
—1 Peter 4:10
Mother Teresa spent fifty years ministering to the poor, orphaned, sick, and dying in Calcutta. British journalist Malcolm Muggeridge had numerous interviews with Teresa, and when she died in 1997, Muggeridge said, “I never met anyone more memorable”
I’ve met four U.S. presidents: Dwight Eisenhower, Lyndon Johnson, Gerald Ford, and George H.W. Bush. Those meetings lasted about ten seconds—limited to a handshake and a “Hello.”
None of the four would remember me, and none of them would rank as the most memorable person I’ve ever met. Except for family, that homage would go to one of the dear people in the churches where I’ve been privileged to preach—a person of servant spirit.
I have a hunch that someone would give your name if asked to identify the most memorable person they’ve ever met.
Those who serve the needs of others
are the greatest and most memorable of all.