True heroism is remarkably sober, very unromantic. (Arthur Ashe, late tennis champion)

Ashe continues, “It is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost, but the urge to serve others at whatever cost.” Now, that’s a different slant on being a hero, isn’t it? We tend to think that to be a champion you have to be the best at your game and conquer everybody else. How much better it will be if we seek to “beat” everyone else at being the best at serving them.

And whoever wants to be first among you must become your slave. For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve others. . . (Matthew 20:26, 28).