Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth. (Muhammad Ali, late boxing champion)

In a similar vein, humanitarian Dan O’Deens writes, “Rent is still due if you are still breathing whether life treats you well or not. “ Both Ali and O’Deens are challenging us to serve others. Those are worthy goals for us who have so much. But, we must not fail to recognize that our service to others is not in order to merit favor with God but as a reflection of our love for Him.

God has given each of you a gift from his great variety of spiritual gifts. Use them well to serve one another. (1 Peter 4:10)