“…Putting others first….starting with our parents, then our wife, and children, will give us a dose of humility that will serve us well throughout life….”

“Those in the rear come up front, and those in the front…go to the rear.”  I can remember a teacher telling our class that in about the 9th grade; emphasizing it with the spiritual implications.  I’ve used that as a personal motto ever since.  Consequently, I  ALWAYS  sit in the rear of the Church, or seminar, or other gatherings; as I subconsciously think that God has asked me to sit in the rear until He calls me.  So…. putting others first, is nothing new to me, and thank God for that teacher, as she gave me a spiritual foothold, that otherwise, would have passed me by…very likely.  And for sure, I don’t want to give the devil a single inch.  Putting others first, starting with our parents, then our wife, and children, will give us a dose of humility that will serve us well throughout life.  I always hold the door open for a lady…regardless of her age, her disposition, or who else might be with her.  It’s a simple act of kindness that I was taught early on in life, and 99% of the time, the person on the receiving end, will show their appreciation.  Only on the rare occasion does it not happen; and then… that would be their problem… not mine.  Jesus teaches us to put other before ourselves in Mark 9:33-37 – They came to Capernaum. When he was in the house, he asked them, “What were you arguing about on the road?”  But they kept quiet because on the way they had argued about who was the greatest. Sitting down, Jesus called the Twelve and said, “Anyone who wants to be first must be the very last, and the servant of all.” He took a little child whom he placed among them. Taking the child in his arms, he said to them, “Whoever welcomes one of these little children in my name welcomes me; and whoever welcomes me does not welcome me but the one who sent me.”  Mark 10:44-45 and whoever wishes to be first among you shall be slave of all. “For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.” …Blessings… cjlb…

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About Charles Brooks

who is originally from Miami, Fla., moved to SC, holds two degrees from the University of SC. His business background is primarily in Real Estate Development (Motels, Hotel, Office Buildings, Restaurants, Residential) and Business Consulting. He currently is Managing Director of Brooks, Baker, Lehman & Kohlhepp - Investors in Real Estate and Mining, and has other business interests under the umbrella of Brooks Properties. FULL-TIME-MINISTRY: Fully engaged in spreading the Gospel of Our Lord Jesus Christ, with an emphasis on the Business Community.

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