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What He Did to a Homeless Man on a Train Has Been Viewed 12 Million Times in Two Days—It’s THAT Good

Sometimes the best leadership happens when no one is looking. This beautiful video shows a man giving a homeless man the shirt off his own back.

According to the New York Daily News, this took place on the A train in Brooklyn last Friday night. The elderly man in the seat was shivering and shirtless when another man came over to give him his shirt and hat.

 

Respect. ???? (via Lazaro El Feo)

Posted by New Yorkers on Saturday, January 9, 2016

There are beautiful people in this world–and each of us can be one of them for the grace and glory of God. It’s quiet, humble, servant-leadership at its best.

“The true test of a man’s character is what he does when no one is watching.” – John Wooden

Sometimes serving others and giving of ourselves is messy and feels ordinary, but what matters is we show up and respond. It was James who said:

“What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can that faith save him?  If a brother or sister is poorly clothed and lacking in daily food, and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, be warmed and filled,” without giving them the things needed for the body, what good is that? So also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.”

Let’s start off this week by serving others–especially the least of these. Let’s get messy and extend the love of Christ by giving the shirts off our own backs this week. Are you with us?

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Esther Laurie is a staff writer at churchleaders.com. Her background is in communication and church ministry. She believes in the power of the written word and the beauty of transformation and empowering others. When she’s not working, she loves running, exploring new places and time with friends and family. It’s her goal to work the word ‘whimsy’ into most conversations.