I have a friend who has a young daughter who loves to dress up like a princess. The other day she related her concern that her daughter’s attitude while pretending tended to be self focussed, like a princess.
My friend explained that a godly princess is someone who serves others. When her daughter wanted to dress up, she gave permission, as long as she spent her time serving others. What a wonderful insight into the mind of a little girl! God gave this mother wisdom as she helped her daughter joyfully serve little sisters, mother, and father.
“Mommy, how can I serve you?” became her question, rather than “Will you look at how beautiful I am?”
And he came to Capernaum: and being in the house he asked them, What was it that ye disputed among yourselves by the way?
But they held their peace: for by the way they had disputed among themselves, who should be the greatest.
And he sat down, and called the twelve, and saith unto them, If any man desire to be first, the same shall be last of all, and servant of all.
May I seek to be a servant of all this holiday weekend.