Recently I talked with one of our daughters about developing the proper attitude toward work. (Not that our children ever struggle with having a joyful spirit while doing their household chores. Ahem.) I asked her to think about whether her reaction might be different if it were Jesus asking her to accomplish those tasks.
Matthew 25:40 tells us, “…Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.”
Yet even as I discussed this with my daughter, I was convicted myself. How often am I guilty of grumpiness when someone adds dirty dishes to the kitchen sink I just emptied or tracks dirt onto my clean floor?
I Corinthians 10:31 reminds me, “Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever you do, do all to the glory of God.” Let my daughters and I learn together that whether serving family members, friends, or strangers, we are ultimately serving Christ.