According to doitgreen.org the average Minnesotan generates 6 pounds of trash every day, or over a ton per person annually. That's a lot of trash and someone has to get from our house to the landfill. That person is the garbage "man". Sometimes we call them the trash specialist or waste managers, but whatever you call them it is a pretty stinky job.
My brother-in-law was a trash man for several years. He found it very rewarding to serve people in this way. He drove a regular route so he saw the same people each week on his route and found pleasure in knowing that he was helping people. Sometimes people would leave a Christmas gift on the top of the trash can, and sometimes he never-ever saw the people he served. In either case, he worked with his whole heart serving people.
Jesus did that too. The night that he was going to start the whole journey to the cross, before Judas betrayed him with a kiss, Jesus served his disciples. They ate a meal together and then Jesus got down and washed their feet. That was a job for a servant, not for the most important person in the room! But Jesus loved his disciples so much and serving them was one way to show his love.
You probably have never thought about growing up to serve people as a garbage man. But I hope you have been thinking about growing up to serve people like Jesus did. You might not have to wash their feet, but maybe you could do a good deed for them to show your love. Start today. How can you serve your family today? Got an idea? Send me a comment to share your idea.