This is the final test of a gentleman: his respect for those who can be of no possible service to him. (William Lyon Phelps, late American author and critic)

We live in a society today where it seems that so many people try to build relationships with others only because of what might be in it for them. It’s a practice that we must avoid in our own associations. Rather than “what’s in it for me,” our purpose should be “what can I do for them?” If widely practiced, such an attitude would make life much more rewarding.

Respect everyone… (1 Peter 2:17) 

…take delight in honoring each other. (Romans 12:10)