Self-Sacrifice

A New York mother donated her kidney to save her boss’s life only to have her boss fire her shortly afterward.

It's easy to see the giver and taker in this situation. But we don't have to give up a kidney to be a "giver." We can simply:
  • Follow through on a commitment we’d rather "overlook."
  • Help a neighbor when we’d rather relax.
  • Donate money we'd rather spend on ourselves.
  • Inconvenience ourselves for others.
And we don't have to fire our kidney donor to be an ungrateful "taker." We can simply:
  • Take helpful coworkers, kind neighbors, or faithful friends for granted.
  • Be stingy with our time and money.
  • Remember benefactors, spiritual mentors, parents and grandparents only when necessary.
God calls us to:“Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.” Philippians 2:3-4,NIV

N.Y. Mom Fired After Donating Kidney to Help Her Boss

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3 comments:

  1. I heard about this and it is very sad. You made some very good points here. Thank you for sharing!

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  2. It's hard to make self sacrifices, but it is worth it when we do. I for instance would much rather relax on a Saturday than help someone move or something! We are really good at excuses!

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  3. What a great reminder to be a giver and not a taker. Thanks.

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