July 3, 2016
Luke 10:1-11, 16-20
Galatians 6:(1-6) 7-16
2 Kings 5:1-14
Psalm 30


Those who Reap what they Sow are Servants
Proper 9 | OT 14 | Pentecost 7

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Keith Wagner
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"Those who Reap what they Sow are Servants" by Keith Wagner
"Never Underestimate an Underdog" by Keith Wagner


Those who Reap what they Sow are Servants
by Keith Wagner
Galatians 6:(1-6), 7-16

When I was a student at Otterbein College I met an elderly couple by the name of Henry and Martha. They weren’t teachers, or coaches or school administrators. Henry worked for the college service department and Martha was a cook at the campus dining hall. Henry and Martha opened their home to students who couldn’t afford housing. They sometimes had as many as four students living on the second floor of their little home on Center Street. They included them in meals, helped them get jobs and they became surrogate parents. Henry and Martha were true servants.

Henry and Martha had tremendous impact on my life. They taught me about being a servant. They were popular, not because they were rich or famous but because of the way they shared what they had and how they welcomed people into their lives. They had more influence on me than any teacher, or coach or any famous person. I will never forget their warmth, pragmatism, and their openness to share their gifts.

My college days were decades ago. Since then there have been many servants who I have learned to appreciate. One of my most devoted friends in the Navy was a sailor from the Philippines. He did more than clean my stateroom during my tour of duty on the USS Saratoga. He became like a brother to me while I was overseas. He frequently went out of his way to make my life more comfortable.... >>Click here for the full installment.


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