Arnold Billie was a rural mail carrier in southern New Jersey. For more than a quarter century his daily route took him sixty-three miles through two counties and five municipalities. Mr. Billie not only delivered the mail, he also brought personal service. Anything you could get at the post office you could get from Mr. Billie—stamps, money orders, and pickup service. All the customer had to do was to leave the flag up on the mailbox. One elderly woman had trouble starting her lawn mower, so when she wanted to use it, she left it by her mailbox and Mr. Billie would start it up when he arrived. Now that’s what I call service!
We Christians are called to serve our fellow humans in many and various ways. In doing so, we follow the example of our Savior, Jesus Christ, who says in Mark 10:45, “For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”