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Man for Others
If you went to a Jesuit high school or college (or just happen to be a fan of Saint Ignatius of Loyola), you’ve probably come across this term…Man for Others.
A simple phrase, yet so much meaning lies underneath. If you have some time today, consider what being a ‘Man for Others’ means in your life, but let’s look at it this way...
When we walk into a room, what’s our first reaction? Possibly the questions: Who do I know? Who’s here? Who’s going to try to talk to me? Who can I talk to so I don’t look awkward?
“I” am the focus. As humans, we can’t help but view every situation through our own eyes. It takes a conscious effort to shift our perspective.
But, to be a ‘Man for Others,’ we need that shift. So,consider the following mindset. When we walk into a room, ask “Who can I serve here? Who is in need?”
We need to step out of our own little worlds to notice the people God is putting in our lives. Everyday we have a chance to serve, but we need to open our eyes to see the opportunities.