Tuesday, May 03, 2011


"I hope you have a happy birthday -- you deserve it!"

Well wishes like that always bother me.  Before you accuse me of an exaggerated sense of humility, it would bother me if someone wished you a happy birthday by telling you that you deserve it, too! 

What do I deserve?  I'm pretty sure I haven't done anything to deserve the blessings that have been given to me.  They are grace, and I don't deserve them. 

One of the basic underpinnings of servant leadership is that we don't deserve what we have.  I'm actually grateful that I don't get what I deserve -- that I am instead of victim of grace.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

so true!


6:33 PM  

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