It seems that more and more of us place high value being independent from rules and restraints. We hate lines and we have learned to do everything ourselves. We no longer need the services of salespeople, librarians or others who used to be there to care for our needs. Everything in the world around us seems to be rapidly heading toward a self-service society. That can be really convenient. The question is, will it result in our personal loss of the desire and ability to serve others? That would be a tragedy. We are to be like Jesus, who came to serve. Paul described himself as a bondservant. It is the call of every Christian.