““When someone invites you to a wedding feast, do not take the place of honor, for a person more distinguished than you may have been invited. If so, the host who invited both of you will come and say to you, ‘Give this person your seat.’ Then, humiliated, you will have to take the least important place. But when you are invited, take the lowest place, so that when your host comes, he will say to you, ‘Friend, move up to a better place.’ Then you will be honored in the presence of all the other guests.” Luke 14:8-10 NIV
There’s nothing like being well thought of, having people thinking the best of you, and being appreciated. Appreciation, at least for me, is a foundational ingredient of any healthy relationship.
One sure way to kill appreciation is entitlement. Entitlement leaves no room for grace because we squeeze the space for others to come near us and form a human connection. Instead entitlement creates a forceful and power-driven line that divides people.
Let us practice humbleness and allow God and others to connect with us in our daily actions.
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