You need an attitude of service. You’re not just serving yourself. You help others to grow up and you grow with them. (David Green, founder of Hobby Lobby)

One might wonder what happened to Green’s premise today. Service agencies seem to have difficulty finding employees who have a sense of loyalty to their employer, much less a concern for those they serve. But a strong attitude of service will go a long way in developing one’s self-esteem and, more than that, help others in their own self-respect and growth.

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).