I’m rather used to having a dishwasher in the house that I’m living
in. As far back as my memory goes, I’ve lived in one house, and that
only for seven months when I was around nine, that didn’t have a
dishwasher. Needless to say, this is one piece of equipment that I am
very accustomed to. This is my (weak) excuse for why I don’t wash the
dishes my share of the time.
My housemate washes the dishes more than I do. I realized this the
other week, and am trying to rectify it. But I also realized that he
consistently does so without any complaint; I’ve never had him bring it
up with me. He just washes the dishes.
When I realized that I also thought, “That is an example of a
Christ-like servant lifestyle.” So that leaves me with two things to
work on – becoming more of a Christ-like servant in my life, and washing
the dishes more frequently.
Here’s another example of this same housemate emulating a servant
lifestyle. He cooks meals for the two of us far more often than I do.
This isn’t a shortcoming on my part. I will throw together food when I
am hungry and when I’m assigned to cook I enjoy making a meal. He goes
out of his way to cook meals when he doesn’t need to.
There have been many times when he’ll come up to my room. “I’m making
pasta. Do you want some?” Substitute whatever food he’s cooking at the
time for ‘pasta’. This is a blessing to me, and something that I can
strive for. To look at my life and say, “How can I expand what I’m doing
so that it will bless others? Or how can I start something specifically
to be a servant to those around me?
Written by a Discipleship Program Student