When we do things we know we shouldn’t do, it’s amazing how easy it is to come up with a reason to justify our actions or excuses that clear our consciences. The devil made me do it! Nine times out of ten, the tenth being the devil probably did make you do it, it’s nobody’s fault but our own and we alone are responsible for our choices and actions. So what motivates you to do things you should? Hopefully it is to follow the example of Jesus. He came in humility to serve, not to be served, and without any expectations from people. He came to show God’s love and open the gates of Heaven to everyone. Do we share His love to any and all? Do we share the good news of His grace? Do we serve without expectations? Many people have trouble with that or as the world says, what’s in it for me? That’s the thing about Christianity, we’re not in it for us, we’re in it for Him! We can love, because He first loved us. We can serve others, because He came as a servant. We can serve without expectations because we already have the ultimate eternal prize! What more do we need? So, how are you serving the Lord? No excuses! I’m too old, I’m too young, I’m retired, I’m too busy. Remember, He justified us, don’t even try to justify any of your excuses!