The truth is, I think I am awesome. But I am not awesome.
Someone wiser than me recently explained to me that there are two extreme attitudes we can have in life. This is my ultra-simple paraphrase.
1) We are awesome. Everyone owes us.
2) We are not awesome. We owe everyone.
There’s a famous Bible verse that reads “The first shall be last, and the last shall be first”. Jesus lived that way, stooping so low as to wash his disciples feet.
I’m not like Jesus. I don’t think I would be comfortable washing my wife’s feet. I expect her to pick up my laundry. I don’t always remember to take out the trash or fill up the dishwasher.
Even in writing this post, I think I’m awesome. But I’m not awesome. I really don’t want to wash someone’s stinky feet. I just want to be comfortable in my own little world where everyone owes me. That’s why I’m not awesome.
God’s working on that.