Would you rather be first or last?
We were babies when we learned to strive for first place. In childhood foot races, at school spelling bees, and even in competitions amongst our siblings, being the “best” has always been the standard to fight for—because being first brings the biggest rewards. The best grades, the best job, the most money, the handsomest spouse, the biggest house. The top rung of the ladder please.
God turns all of that on its head. Reward the last, He says.
If God loves us the way a mother loves her children, He will always seek to get closer to those that are furthest away. And if God wants us to serve our brothers and sisters, He will always point us toward those that are most in need.
Reward the last, He says.
Consuelo Reinitz, Pink Fries Paperie