One component of Charles Darwin’s Theory of Natural Selection is differential survival and reproduction. This means that individuals who are endowed with traits that are more suited for struggling for local resources have a greater opportunity of contributing more offspring or multiplicity than their counterparts who lack this endowment. In other words, it is survival of the fittest in the Darwinian world. The stronger live on and the weaker and vulnerable die off. The Kingdom of God is diametrically opposed to such viewpoints. In fact the opposite is true. The laws of this Kingdom insist on servant-leadership. This is the reason why a plethora of charity organizations dot the global landscape even in the remotest areas. Here men and women inspired by the Spirit of the Lord Jesus Christ have established organizations aimed at alleviating incredible suffering among the less advantaged. They work tirelessly, dispensing the grace of God. For instance, Diane Cicely Saunders started the hospice movement in England to take care of the terminally ill. Now hospices have become a global provider of critical palliative or end-of-life-services. Mother Teresa sacrificed her life caring for the destitute and impoverished, particularly in Calcutta in the homes she established. Mother Teresa’s sisters or now more than 4,000; working about 600 foundations in 123 countries. Bob Pierce created the World Vision to provide care for children in crisis. His mantra was “Let my heart be broken by the things that break the heart of God.” World Vision is now a global movement committed to working with the poor and oppressed, to promote human transformation and to seek justice while at the same time bearing witness to the good news of the Kingdom of God. Similarly, Bill Magee established Operation Smile to correct cleft palates and other facial deformities in developing nations where the healthcare technology to do so is not available. William Booth established what we now know as the Salvation Army to reach out to converts then perceived to have had “questionable backgrounds,” and now this organization serves people in over 100 countries around the world. The list goes on and on….Indeed, in God’s Kingdom, the strong become servants of the weak as the Lord Jesus Christ did. That is how greatness is achieved. “For the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve others and to give His life a ransom for others,” (Matthew 20:28). http://youtu.be/MWkIVDKfh9w

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