Great Men II

Not everybody can be famous, but everybody can be great, because greatness is determined by service. (Martin Luther King Jr)

We often attribute greatness to those whose accomplishments are noteworthy and accompanied by public recognition. King, however, suggests that lasting distinction depends not so much on achievement but on serving others. That could be directly, of course, or merely by providing the means for someone else to achieve.

God has given each of you a gift . . .  Use them well to serve one another. (1 Peter 4:19)

For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve others . . .(Mark 10:45)