Source: Spiritual Disciplines For the Christian Life
By Donald S. Whitney
The mental picture we have of the Pony Express probably compares with the one imagined by the young men of 1860 who read that newspaper ad. Scenes of excitement, camaraderie, and the thrill of adventure filled their heads as they swaggered over to the Express office to apply. Yet few of them envisioned that excitement would only occasionally punctuate the routine of the long, hard hours and loneliness of the work. The Discipline of serving is like that. Although no more spiritually grand and noble way of life can be found than living in response to Christ’s summons to serve, the daily realities of such a life often appear as lowly and pedestrian as washing someone’s feet.