when you want to be the person who thinks of others more than yourself but you're not entirely sure how to do that but you resolve to think about it more in hopes that you'll eventually be, and when you realize that you don't have to look far to see extraordinary examples of what it means to serve.

because when you suddenly realize that you forgot to put the leftover soup in the fridge after you're both already in bed, he gets out of the warmth and does it for you.

because when all of the kids except one come in from playing and you peek your head outside and find him putting all the toys away, "i'm just cleaning up the garage mom. i'll be right in."

because kids do rote chores here but he when this one does it without complaining and with a good attitude, you can tell him honestly that it makes him look a lot like Jesus.

because your parents embody generosity and give whole-heartedly and you see and make mental notes on how to be a giver.

because reading this book is mind-blowing to you not because there are words on pages, but because those words are actually someone's life.

and when all of this makes you want to know that more: less of me, less of me, less of me.

let love and faithfulness never leave you. bind them around your neck write them on the tablet of your heart